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Published August 30th 2013
Spending money on gifts is not a true reflection of love. Love can be expressed for your dad by doing something special or different. One really doesn't need this one day a year to make dad feel special or loved but incorporating this special gesture in everyday functioning will make a remarkable difference in his life. Let this Father's Day be the beginning of it all.
1. Contemplate what makes your dad the happiest. Each individual finds joy and happiness in different things and being the child of that individual makes it a lot easier to pinpoint. It could be a simple activity like walking, gardening, meditating, sightseeing or even partying.
2. Plan your participation in the activity. The hurdle of the activity is removed by this stage because you have gained clarity. Now is the time for working out ways to make yourself become an integral part of this joint activity. Dad would be elated to see his child/ children enjoy the same interest.
3. Be genuine with your involvement. Let this be the start of a real relationship if it doesn't already exists. Being genuine and trying to make a difference in your dad's life is the biggest gift he will ever receive.
4. Your time is the biggest gift. Devoting some time to your dad on a regular basis is the ultimate gift your father could ever aspire for. The strengthening of the bond between the two would be pleasurable not only for the self but the entire family.
Let this Father's Day be the turning point. Instead of making it expensive monetarily make it an expensive day emotionally. Instead of a single smile, change his persona completely by giving him the love and satisfaction of your constant presence in his life.