Tomorrow is Father’s Day, and today I’d like to dedicate this post to all the wonderful fathers, father figures, and male mentors out there who have touched the lives of people out there: be it your own kids, others’ kids, your family, people you’ve mentored, people you’ve coached, and the world at large. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being you. We appreciate your existence and the often times silent but impactful role you have played in our lives.
Today, I invite you to share a tribute surrounding your father and your relationship with him.
My father (Charlie Perkins, Sr.) passed away 15 years ago and I miss him dearly. There are so many times I’ve wanted to share successes, to seek his council and advice and to simply get a hug from my dad. He was always encouraging me to be the best in whatever I was undertaking. He was proud of me and never missed an opportunity to brag on his eldest son. My dad had a way of easing my fears when I didn’t think I could succeed at something. He was caring and a great listener. He had my back. I remember he would go without, to ensure we had what we needed to survive.
Father is a person who
Lets you experiment life in your own way and pulls you up when you fall.
Lets you get angry on him and loves you more after that.
Lets you see things your own way and then gives his view point.
Is with you always,
Specially when you need him !!!
I love you dad!
What do you love about your father? Leave a comment below. As you read the beautiful tributes, know that these can well be the very things that your children (if you have any) and the people you have touched have to say about you; just that they don’t actively articulate these thoughts all the time.
For the rest of you, this tribute is get us to actively celebrate our love for our fathers (and mothers) by way of words and actions. Whatever gratitude and love we have for them does not get received if we don’t express them in the first place. Show your dad (and your mom) some love today, tomorrow, and every day. Give him a card. Take him out for dinner. Give him a hug. Share your joy with him. Celebrate the kinship you have together.
I’d like to end with this lovely quote image from Personal Excellence Quotes
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads in the world!!