To All the Dads
“The shovel was a groundbreaking invention.”
“I thought about going on an all almond diet, but that’s just nuts.”
“Dad, did you get a haircut?” “No, I got them all cut.”
Similar to these “Dad Jokes,” our fathers don’t often get appreciated as much as they should. But June 16 is Father’s Day, and it’s a great reminder to give some love to Papa.
While we’re at it, let’s remember our Heavenly Father too! If it’s been a while since you connected, say ‘Hi’ with a prayer! Or, do a random act of kindness to honor your Heavenly Parent.
Here are a few other great ways to appreciate your dad this Father’s Day:
Connecting goes a long way in showing that you appreciate your relationship. Give Dad a call. If you’re near enough, give him a hug, have a meal, or go to a movie together. As kids, it might be easy to take for granted the times you get to spend with your dad. But as adults, those moments can gradually become few and far between. Every dad has a few wholesome things he enjoys, do one with him and he’ll feel your love.
Value His Advice
If we were lucky enough to spend quality time with our fathers growing up, we definitely remember some golden nuggets of wisdom being passed down. Maybe it was as simple as “righty tighty, lefty loosey,” or maybe it was as important as the golden rule of how to treat others. In any case, even if you think you’ve heard it all, dad’s been around the block and usually has some valuable insights. Give him the feeling that his advice is being valued. Say, “Thank you, Dad, I’ll remember that.” It’ll go a long way.
Be as Good as Him or Better
Nothing makes a parent prouder than seeing their children become great people. For the fortunate ones among us, our father’s set an incredible example for us to follow. Even if we think his level of greatness was the level of greatness, I’m willing to bet that Dad would hope you can do even better. Strive your very best to be a great individual, spouse, and parent yourself. Dad couldn’t ask for anything more than that.
Give these things a try this Father’s Day, hopefully they’ll have a lasting impact on your relationship throughout the year. And remember, “The difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle is attire!”