Jesse Willms: Celebrate Your Dad On Father’s Day This Sunday

Posted by Jesse Willms on June 15, 2011

This Sunday is Father’s Day – and to my mind, one of the most important days of the year (the other being Mother’s Day). I know I could not have accomplished what I have in my life without the loving support of both my mother and my father.

I think that’s true for most of us. We may not think about it all the time, but our parents helped shape who we are. Our fathers spent years sacrificing for us. From the time we were babies and they had to get up in the middle of the night to change our diapers, through the years when they could have bought themselves a large screen television but instead saved for our education, they’ve done without so that we can live better lives.

That’s why it’s important to celebrate Father’s Day. After all, how often do we really sit down and say “thank you” to our fathers for everything they have done for us? Our dads rarely ask us to show our appreciation.

I’ve never forgotten a Father’s Day in my life. I have too much respect and gratitude for my dad for that to ever happen. Yet, I know that it can be easy to let the day slip by.

When we were children, our mom was always there to remind us of Father’s Day. But, now that we are older and out of the house it’s easy to get distracted by the things going on in our lives.

But, guess what? Your dad misses you. He still worries about you. While you are looking at your future, he’s thinking about the past and the beautiful days when he taught you how to ride a bike or catch a ball.

It would mean the world to him for you to let him know that you remember everything he did for you in your childhood, and that he still has a great place in your heart. He needs to know that you miss him, too.

It doesn’t take much to make your dad feel good on Father’s Day. You can surprise him with a box set of his favorite artist.

You can call him up and spend an hour or two on the phone talking about old times and good memories. If you are really motivated, you can go over and mow the lawn or take care of stuff that needs fixing around the house.

It doesn’t matter what you do, honestly. The important thing is that he knows he is on your mind and that you respect, appreciate and love him. It’s not about spending a lot of money on gifts – it’s all about finding a way to say “thank you” to the most important man in your life.

Each and every one of us will do that a different way, because we all have different relationships with our fathers and are in different life situations. When it comes down to it, we all know how to say, “I love you, Dad” in our own special way.

The important thing is that you remember to do it – because it will mean the world to a man who was always there for you.

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