Sometimes we think of Father’s Day as a Hallmark holiday and we seach the Internet for the perfect quote or search out the perfect card.
Here are three tips on creating your own words, your own memory. Simply choose a thought that best reflects your feelings.
Tip One: A memory
What is the happiest memory that you and your dad shared?
- When he held you close because you were afraid?
- When you fell and he kissed you to make the hurt go away?
- When your best boyfriend in high school went off with a cheerleader and he said, “Poor boy, does not know he had a Princess in you”?
Simply recreate that moment and say “Thank you, Dad, I will always remember this moment of joy when you……………” Dad will be thrilled that you remembered.
Tip Two: Feeling proud
When were you most of proud of your dad?
- Was it when he lost everything he had worked for but reminded the family that you had each other?
- Was it when he comforted your mother during a sadness?
- Was it when he received a special honor whether from his company or his bowling buddies?
Simply remind him of that moment and say, “Thank you, Dad. I am always proud to be your daughter (or son) and I will always remember how proud I was of you when ……”
Tip Three: Words you can’t put into words
Sometimes growing up is difficult for both parents and children. Have you ever heard your parents say after their own parents were gone, “I wish I told my father that I loved him”?
If you have never been able to put something in words, now is the time.
The absolute most perfect quote: “Dad, if I have never told you, ‘I love you’ — today I am saying it. And if I have said it before, I would like for you to hear it again.”
Create a memory
If you do not have a special thought, and wish you did, then this Father’s Day is a day to create a memory. Do something special and treasure it in your heart. Next year, you have the perfect quote.
The origin of Father’s Day
Thanks to Debra Collins, also a Relationship Examiner, we learned that “the first observance of Father’s Day was thought to have taken place on June 19,1910. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane Washington was listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day the year before and she decided that her widowed single father of six children deserved to be honored as well. Dodd began her mission ,with the help of the YMCA, to make Father’s day an official holiday. The story behind Father’s Day.
* Daddy’s Lullaby, Tony Bradman, Book – Barnes & Noble
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