Teacher of Intangibles
Dad may have helped you with your homework or taught you how to change the oil in your car, but he was also one of the teachers who taught you the most about the important intangibles. Dad talked about the importance of honor and why you always, always, always had to keep your word. Dad emphasized responsibility and integrity. He gave you the definitions, gave you the reasons they were important, and then, he went out and showed you why those intangibles mattered so much. He not only explained those intangibles with words, he lived them with actions. He took responsibility for his actions and was always honest. He walked the talk every day.
Honor, duty and responsibility were only some of the intangibles he taught you. He helped teach you about love and about fun. He showed you why hard work mattered, but he made sure you were never afraid to have fun. He made sure you learned the “serious intangibles” like duty and honor, but he also made sure you practiced the “light intangibles” like the importance of laughter.