13 Lessons from My Dad

It’s been a month since my dad passed away. He bravely battled stage four bile duct cancer. He was courageous until the very end. 

Here are some lessons I’ve learned from half a year of being his carer: 

  1. Every moment counts 
  2. Never underestimate the power of a side-hustle
  3. Having a hobby that does not involve a gadget or the internet goes a long way
  4. There is no such thing as a wasted opportunity  
  5. Friends are the family we choose 
  6. Keeping a journal is therapeutic
  7. Prayer works
  8. Exercise is an everyday essential 
  9. Life is too short 
  10. Charity is a healthy kind of selfishness 
  11. Always find a way to share what you have learned  
  12. Learn when you still can 
  13. Work should not be an excuse to abandon one’s family.