“Plan your work and then work your plan. Good planning on the front end will set you up for success in all your endeavors of life”
My dad always told me to “work hard for what I want! To always try my best in whatever I do and to never give up!”
“When in doubt – YouTube and you can fix anything.”
“Always be honest because that is something that nobody can take away from you.”
“Always water your plants in the early morning or later in the evening.” He tells me this because I seem to kill everything I plant!
“Whatever you decide to become… be good at it and have fun doing it!” And also…”No man will ever love you like your Daddy does”
“Always do your best and God will take care of the rest. I will always love you no matter the outcome.”
“Only 2 times to go fishing, when it’s raining and when it ain’t…”
“My dad’s best words of wisdom would probably be that you need to focus on your struggles/problems before you help someone else with what is going on in their life.”
“Words have power, so use them wisely”
“Always keep a little cash hidden away, those card readers might break.” This has come true for me so many times, glad I listened to dad.
“Once you buy something, stop shopping.”
“The more you stir a turd the more it stinks” meaning the more you instigate something the worse it gets.
One of my favorites, “Do as I say, not as I do”
“One fight, we all fight”
“Never depend on another man’s hand.”
“If you fall down you get right back up.” I remember those words like it was yesterday. I was at Round-A-Bout skating rink when I was a child and I was getting so unbelievably frustrated because all I could do was fall down every time I’d try to stand up and skate. My dad came to help me up and said “if you fall down, you get right back up.” And so I did. Over and over until I could skate on my own! He probably doesn’t remember this but those words have stuck with me ever since that day. When I look back at my childhood, I realize my dad had been doing that our whole lives. Anytime he would stumble or get knocked down, he would always come back better than before. He lived by those words and I find myself now, an adult, living by them as well.
“Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.” Dad urged me to be bold and brave and to dream big. I moved to Hawaii to do my golf internship and felt empowered. When Dad visited, of course we hit the links! I’m glad of Dad’s support!
“Put God first in your life and watch HIM work miracles. Take care of your life, health, and family; stay connected and love each other no matter what the circumstances may be!”
“I knew you could do it; Always do your best; You’ll always be my babygirl”
“Live an honest life, work hard, be kind to people and learn from mistakes. Once you get those down, life will be good.”
Charles Hinnant, Sr.
“Don’t go to the grocery store hungry.”
“Be the best YOU you can be.”
My dad has always told my siblings, and his grandkids (there’s 5 of us and there’s also 6 grandkids he tells the same thing to), and I to take care of each other because we are all we have at the end of the day, and he’s not going to always be around to take care of us so we have to be there and take care of each other. I love him so much and I can’t wait to be able to repay him for all he’s done in our lives and all he still does. He makes sure that none of us goes without anything especially his grandbabies, and I feel like this will be a good start. Thanks for the opportunity to show him how much he’s really appreciated.
Any time I would leave to go somewhere Dad would say “remember Whose you are.” That short little phrase actually kept me out of a lot of trouble because I remembered I was representing him and the Lord.
My dad passed away in 2007 but I remember he always told me. “You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy, it’s not about what have you’ve got it’s what you make of what you’ve got”
Monkey see monkey do!
Cain Bryant Sr.
“Because you are my baby and I love You” are the words that I hear when I think of my daddy. I am such a blessed young lady to have this amazing person in my life. I thank him for his wisdom, kindness, love, and patience that he freely shares with everyone. I have never known a person so selfless. I do believe I speak for everyone when I say “thank you for all that you do”….. especially your home-cooked “Sunday dinner”