This weekend, as families across the country are celebrating Father’s Day with gifts and various celebrations, be sure to take a moment to reflect on the real purpose behind this holiday: appreciating the dads in our lives for all that they do.
Dads are sometimes the unsung heroes of the family unit, and while many of them can be tough to buy gifts for (or even tough to open up to), great dads deserve some recognition!
Whether it’s your own father, your grandfather, your brother, a friend, or even someone who has made an impact as a father figure, just taking a moment to thank him for his actions will both warm his heart, and let him know that he’s doing something right!
- Take time today and everyday to let him know what a great father he is.
When you show your appreciation, be specific! Let that special dad know exactly why he means so much to you, tell him the things he does that have a positive impact on your life, and share the memories of your relationship that you hold dearest.
Because dads can have a lot of different roles, from disciplinarian to playmate and everything in between, a “father” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Whatever the unique relationship your have with the dads in your life, make sure you take the time this weekend to let them know how much you care.
Happy Father’s Day!
Dr. Dana Fillmore and Amy Barnhart, co-Founders, StrongMarriageNow.com