I Love You, Dad
Nick Curry III
Mark Victor Hansen
I chose this story because I have gone through all the troubles of life, death, failure, pain, losing, hardship, but also all the positive attributes of life. I have grown the last couple years into a strong man, but with losing my mom my dad stepped up to take care of me. Dads play an important part in the development of their sons. The role of the father is, in fact, an important counterpart to the one played by the mother. Little boys look to their fathers for a representation of what 'manliness' means; this influence remains with them even as they grow up to become fathers themselves. I ...view middle of the document...
When I read this story it hit close to home because now I can see what family time means and how important it is because my dad is the only one I got and life is too short sometimes to take time to smell the roses, go for it really and don’t look back. These are my dad’s words and every day I try to put them to use to impress him, to impress my mom, to impress myself.
The boy who wrote this is a nineteen year old boy; he shared this to chicken soup for the teenage soul to impact the lives of others. The authors of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II are Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger. Jack Canfield (born August 19, 1944) is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which currently has nearly 200 titles and 112 million copies in print in over 40 languages. According to USA Today, Chicken Soup for the Soul and several of the series titles by Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were among the top 150 best-selling books of the last 15 years (October 28, 1993 through October 23, 2008). In July 2004, Jack Canfield founded the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of thought leaders, speakers, authors, coaches, trainers, researchers, consultants, and other leaders in the fields of personal and professional development. The members of TLC meet semi-annually to network, connect, and learn from each other, to enhance members' effectiveness and contribution in the world. As of January 2009, membership numbered 99. Canfield has worked as a teacher, a workshop facilitator, and a psychotherapist, In 1962, he graduated from high school at Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling, West Virginia and he received a BA in Chinese History in 1966 from Harvard University and an MED at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1973. In 1971 he married Judith Ohlbaum, with whom he had two children. In 1978 he was named Outstanding Young Man of America by the U.S. Jaycees. On September 9, 1978, he married Georgia Lee Noble, with whom he had a son (Christopher N. Canfield). They divorced in December 1999. On July 4, 2001, Canfield married for a third time to Inga Marie Mahoney. Other books Jack has written are; One Hundred Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents (With Harold C. Wells), Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1976, revised edition, Allyn & Bacon (Boston, MA), 1993. Personalized Learning: Confluent Processes in the Classroom, privately printed (Newington, CT), 1976, published as Loving to Learn, Self-Esteem Seminars (Culver City, CA), 1997. Self-Esteem in the Classroom: A Curriculum Guide, Self-Esteem Seminars (With Marie Reese, Ron Rowland, Sandie Limina, and others) (Culver City, CA), 1986. Self-Esteem and Peak Performance: A Transcript, Career-Track (Boulder, CO), 1991.
Mark Victor Hansen (born January 1948) is an American inspirational and motivational speaker,...