Today we celebrate Father’s Day by paying homage to our greatest hero – Dad. These special men in our lives who are charismatic, and hard-working role models that show their undivided devotion to the family time and time again. These are the same men that taught us to chase our dreams, face life head on, and that hard work will propel us to achieve anything we want.
Our fathers taught us some of our most important life lessons. Their chivalrous ways taught us about respect. They encouraged us to humbly live the best life we can imagine for ourselves. Finally, they’ve set a fine example for us on how to be a great person towards our elders, wives, brothers, sisters, co-workers and even our loving animals.
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad by setting a precedent to the younger generations while being the main man in the household.
My father is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. He always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. I am who I am today due to my fathers influence. I’m proud and blessed to have such a great role model in my life, because there have been and will continue to be endless times I used my fathers words, actions and thoughts as examples in my own life situations.
Here are 4 important things my dad taught me which stuck with me:
1. Do whatever you want in life, but be prepared to assume the consequences as well.
2. Everyone has a point of view, and what works for you may not work for someone else.
3. Be fearless, and face life situations head on.
4. Do the best you can today, as you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!
Think about the father figures in your life who was/is an important male influence in your life…what is the one thing you appreciate about him the most? And how do you plan to celebrate him today?
All the best on Father’s Day 2012!