Whether your Dad is/was the world's greatest Dad or was never in the running for Father of the year, your Dad is still your Dad and what he represents to you and your life going forward is up to you.
My Dad did not do everything right, he made a lot of mistakes, he wasn't good with money, he often thought of himself first, he didn't always want to play basketball or catch with me, and he loved me.
The most profound conversation, and the most open heart to heart one I ever had with my Dad came in 2007 after my girlfriend had broken up with me.
I was so devastated, so sad, so lost, and in so much pain that I was willing to drop all my silly walls I had put up to try and get help from anywhere I could, even my parents.
During one conversation with my Dad, my Dad told me, "Jess, you are the best person I know."
I will always remember that and I often keep it close to my heart when making decisions in regards to how I want to live my life and what I want to contribute to the lives of others and world at large.
Whether your Dad is/was the world's greatest Dad or he was never in the running for Father of the Year, he likely taught you an important lesson or two about life.
What is one life lesson your Dad taught you?
How do you apply it to your life today?
I recorded this video a couple months ago about my Dad, maybe you can relate with it.