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Mr. Latimer practices self-acceptance. And you should, too.

Part of the reason I like my dad is because his behavior is 100% predictable. His voice messages will always say, “Hello, daughter. This is your father.” When we eat out at restaurants, he will always blow his straw wrapper at me. He will never wear his seat belt. He will not eat chicken. These things are constants.

And part of the reason I like my dad is because his behavior is 100% unpredictable, like when we’re talking on the phone and he tells me spent his weekend participating in a shooting competition. World War II rifles only. While we know that he likes guns, what was surprising is that the hyper-competitive Mr. Latimer seemed at ease with the fact that he only hit one bulls-eye. He reflected on the fact that he’s wanted to compete for some time and was simply glad he finally got around to doing it.

Old dogs can gain new perspective.

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  1. Jeannie
    January 21, 2013 at 21:06

    So true! 🙂

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