Keep Your Chin Up, Son

Keep Your Chin Up, Son

It’s a wonderful blessing we have of being fathers. Even with all the challenges of raising kids, even with the self-doubts that may discourage our efforts, and even with those times we feel we may have failed, there is incredible joy to be discovered every day being a father.

I’m grateful today for the many fathers who figured a role in my life, particularly my own father.

Of all Dad’s examples which permeate through my life, when times were the toughest one piece of counsel sticks the most firmly.

“Keep your chin up, son.”

He rarely shared this encouragement. But when he did it was at a time when life was extra challenging. He helped me have the strength and courage to get back up and move forward.

What words of encouragement did your dad share with you?

Thanks for letting me share.


Thoughts of inspiration come in many forms, and may be expressed in many ways. The collection of stories, essays, and poetry shared under Red Edge Perspective represents some of my personal efforts to Gain The Red Edge through creative expression. Thanks for letting me share.

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