As a special gift to all dads this Father’s Day weekend, the following is a transcript from TD Ameritrade’s incredible video (shown above) giving a healthy twist to the classic Harry Chapin song “Cats In The Cradle.” It provides a vivid picture of the impact a father’s investment has in the lives of others.
My child arrived just the other day. He came to the world in a usual way but they’re were planes to catch and bills to pay so I moved my meeting (and) saw him walk that day.
He was talking before I knew it and as he grew he said, “I going to be like you dad. You know I’m going be like you.”
My son turned 10 just the other day. He said, “Thanks for the ball dad. C’mon let’s play. Can you teach me to throw?” I said, “Right away. I’ve got stuff to do but that can wait today.” And he ran outside and smiled ear-to-ear and said, “I’m going to be like you dad. You know I’m going to be like you.”
Well he came home from college just the other day, He said, “I can’t thank you enough for paying my way. What I’d really like dad is to borrow the car keys (and) take you to dinner and discuss my dreams.”
I’m soon retired (and) my son’s well on his way. He came by with a question just the day, “I need your advice dad with what to do when I become a father just like you. Become a father just like you.”
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon. “When you coming home dad?” “I’ll be home at 10:00 and we’ll get together then. You know we’ll have a good time then.”
Happy Father’s Day from Brian Dodd On Leadership with a special thanks to TD Ameritrade for the content.
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