Father’s Day is a holiday dedicated to the men who helped give life to new people. Some say that it’s a commercialized holiday, but I see it as a great opportunity to honor our dads.
There are numerous ways to do this. No one knows your parents like you, so perhaps you should also know the best way to congratulate them.
Ways to properly congratulate your father
1. Don’t stress out too much. Any holiday can be spoiled by putting too much pressure on oneself. Relax and let you dad relax too. You don’t need to have a “perfect day,” just a happy one! So, don’t concern yourself with deadlines and hassles. Just let the day occur naturally and enjoy it as much as you can.
2. Dedicate all your attention to your dad. This is especially important if you are an adult and have already moved out. A modern lifestyle does not allow much time for visits and spending time together. You can have a picnic, go fishing, or cook together. The important thing is to talk and try to listen to each other.
3. Let your parents remember what romance is like. You don’t have to book a cruise, but reserving a table for your parents in a nice restaurant or leaving them alone in the house for a couple of hours would be a highly appreciated gift.
4. Focus on what he wants. Surprises are great, but if you are not sure what your father would like to do on Father’s Day, there’s no shame in asking. Otherwise, you might pick something that he won’t enjoy as much as he could. Do this in advance so that you should not look for Lakers tickets a day before the game.
5. Make him feel appreciated. Parenting is hard and there’s no way to over-appreciate a good father. If you are truly grateful, don’t rely on glances and silent communication to make him feel it. Use your words. Sometimes simple words of thanks and praise can bring a grown man to tears. I understand that telling such sincere things eye to eye may be a bit embarrassing. You can write him a letter instead or make a video. This way your father will have a physical memento of your appreciation.
Show your father how much you love him this Father’s Day!