It is Father’s day weekend and the world is truly blessed with lots of wonderful fathers and father’s to be. Unfortunately, my own father passed almost 10 years ago.
I still celebrate him though, even as he’s not here today. I celebrate my father-in-law and my kids are blessed with a father to celebrate Father’s Day with and that’s enough consolation for me.
Here’s a picture Gamal coloured in school for his Dad;
We celebrate Mother’s Day with lots of noise that sometimes the dads hardly get noticed. Let’s not forget that there are super dads out there who need to be appreciated every single day too.
I came up with 9 ideas for you, just in case you are wondering what to do for Father’s Day.
- Watch his favorite movie or show together.
- Cook him his favorite meal or something unusual.
- Take him on a surprise picnic.
- Take him on a surprise hangout.
- Give him a body or foot massage.
- Give him a gift.
- Help him do something he’s been wanting to do.
- Take him to the movies.
- Let him sit down and relax, while you do everything for him on that day.
Reading about family relationships on allprodad.com, I came across these few ways to tell your father “thank you” and I thought to share with you. I really think that these are invaluable gifts every father would truly appreciate:
“Live with integrity: For many men, satisfaction is measured in terms of their children’s lives. You are, in many respects, perceived as an extension of your father. You can be his best “Thank you”!
“Be interested in his life: Ask your dad about his job, find out what he’s up to around the house, peruse a couple of the magazines he reads. Make an investment in what your dad values – it’s a great way to show respect.”
“Share your stories with him: Interest works both ways: “Remember when you taught me how to play baseball… how to set off fireworks… how to take out the trash…” You can tell how much sharing those stories with him still means to you. You can thank him by reminding him how much his investment in you has contributed to your life.”
“Figure out something your dad sacrificed for you when you were a kid – and then do what it takes to make it happen for him today: Did he pass up on golf to watch you play ball? Take him out for a round. Did he skip out on steak dinners so he could grill you some great burgers? Hook him up with a rib-eye ASAP. Has he always dreamed of a cruise? Maybe by now, you’re in a position to treat him? Use your imagination.”
“Video him for future generations: Your father has more asphalt behind him than in front of him, so be sure to let his great-grandchildren know how special he was. Interview him and show it to your grandkids when you are his age.”
Kudos to all the Fathers working tirelessly to ensure their families are well taken care of and happy.
I hope you found something helpful in this post and I will be glad to know if you tried any. I would love to hear your own suggestions in the comment box below.
Do have a very interesting and exciting Father’s Day Weekend and I hope lots of Father’s around the world feel and receive all the love.
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