I can honestly say that I have always been a daddy’s girl. And with Father’s Day approaching, I can’t help but be grateful everyday for the incredible father that I have. I have turned to my dad for advice many times, have always ran to him for comfort and have always known I’ve had him for support when times get tough.
To celebrate Father’s Day this year, I wanted to share with you all some of the amazing life lessons I have gained from my father that I know I will carry on when I have a family of my own.
1. Be Kind To Everyone
Something I learned quickly from my dad is that everyone is struggling and you can never guess what they are going through. Being kind and respectful to everyone is a way to spread love and to show to people that no matter their struggle, you are there for them, always.
2. Memories Are Everything
My dad is all about creating memories, whether that’s going on family vacations, cooking together, watching a good movie, or just spending time with the ones that matter, he has always based his life around memories. I like to believe that the memories he has, is what has helped shape him into who he is, and that’s why creating memories with us, no matter what age is important to him. I can’t begin to describe the amount of times he would wake us up on Easter morning and have us do an egg hunt around the house, or how he would get us Valentine gifts every year just to make sure we didn’t feel left out. Little moments like those are things we will always remember.
3. Value The Time You Have With Family and Friends
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to the realization that our time on this earth is very limited. We don’t have so much time to go see our family when we want, or our friends due to our busy schedules and everyday life. Something my dad has shown me is no matter how busy you are, or tired you are, there is always room to spend time with the people that you love the most. Making time for those people is so important, because our time here is so limited.
4. Don't Take Life Too Seriously
My dad is the goofiest guy I know and he isn’t one to take life too seriously. And now in my adult life, I try to constantly remind myself that life sometimes has to be serious but most of the time, the best moments of life are the ones where you kick back and just enjoy the moment.
Share with us some of your most treasured moments with your father for this upcoming Father's Day!