The Wayne Family on Father's Day
Father’s Day is a time where we come together to honor the father figures in our lives. For the Wayne family, this means a reflection on the values John Wayne passed down to his children. We asked Patrick, Melinda, and Marisa Wayne to share with us what the most memorable piece of advice their father shared with them.
What is the most memorable piece of advice your father shared with you?
Patrick: My father valued the character of a person…how each strives to live up to the core values (honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness, compassion, kindness, etc.). We’re none of us perfect. But each morning if we aspire to live up to those values, we are worthy of respect, regardless of success, wealth, education, breeding or popularity.
Marisa: He told me don’t hurry, don’t worry, and don’t forget to smell the roses. He also encouraged being active on a regular basis.
Melinda: What comes to mind is the time I asked my father: “What is a virtue you value?” His reply was “Wisdom.”