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Today is Father’s Day and in honour of my husband and my own Father I wanted to share with you my Top 6 reasons to “give” to your Dad on Father’s Day.
I have also included one simple way to give a gift that your Dad will never forget.
Day 263: Give 263
I will never forget the first few weeks after my husband and I adopted our beautiful little boy. I thought I loved my husband with all my heart until I saw him with our son. I fell in love with him all over again. I knew he would be a great Dad because he had the biggest heart of any man I knew. These Top 6 Reason to “Give” to the Father in your life have been inspired by my husband and how he surprises me everyday with his big heart and love for our son.
1) A Dad’s Love
No matter what time you come home at night, no matter if you made it into med school or not, no matter if you got the executive job: Dad’s will always love you unconditionally.
2) Dad’s Are Heroes:
Dad’s are always a rock in the family. They listen, they give sound advice and for many they are the unsung heroes that every day just keep on giving to their families.
3) Dad as Your Life Teacher:
Your Dad will teach you how to play ball, cut the grass, fish and even have a tea party. He will teach you how to change a light bulb, change the tire on your bike, dance freely to your own beat and feed you an endless amount of “useful” facts about the world. You will learn new lessons from Dad that Mom will never be able to teach you.
4) Dad’s that Give
So many Dad’s volunteer their time as a soccer coach, a chaperone on a class trip, donate money to school projects, through their work – the list goes on. You will learn to give by following your Dad’s lead.
5) Dad’s Provide:
So many Dad’s work so hard so Mom’s can stay home and manage the family. It’s a hard job raising children but carrying the financial load on your shoulders is a huge responsibility that many Dad’s loose sleep over again and again. Every Dad wants to give their children the world.
6) Dad’s Play
There is no bigger child than a Dad. He will get on the ground and wrestle, kick a ball, swing a bat, skate around a rink and ski down a hill if it means just some hard core play time with their child.
To give back this Father’s Day I am giving a special give to my own Father. It was inspired by The Note Project. They believe that a simple note can change a persons life and your own. Not only am I sending my Dad a note on Father’s Day but I am posting it right here so everyone will know what a brilliant Dad I have been blessed with in my life.
Happy Father’s Day. There is no longer anything I can buy for you on Father’s Day that you don’t already have or I haven’t at sometime made or got for you over the years. I have bought you ties, made you mugs, created art and even bought you a pint. This Father’s Day I wanted you to know the impact you have had on my life and I wanted to share with everyone so they too will will know what a great Dad you truly are. It wasn’t until I became a parent myself that I finally realized how hard you worked and how much you love.
Dad you have given me so many wonderful gifts in my lifetime I will carry with me forever. You taught me how to be smart – not only in school but in life. You taught me to do what I love in my life. You taught me to work hard and to believed in it with all I am. You taught me to respect others and myself. You taught me how to paint a fence, hammer a nail, cut the grass, shovel the snow, take the garbage out and fix my own bike. You never treat me any differently because I was a “girl.” You taught me to be self sufficient and strong so I am always able to take care of myself. You taught me to be kind and gracious to others no matter how they treat you. You taught me to give – even if it is the shirt off my back or the last dollar in my pocket – you taught me to give with my heart everyday. That’s what you have done for your life time. You gave every day without thinking about it.
Most of all your taught me what unconditional love truly means. No matter what my choices in my life have been you have been my rock. You never judged me, you gave me guidance when I asked for it and you are always there at the end of the day. You still are. You have taught me how to love my own child. That is the single greatest gift a parent can pass on to their child.
Dad, the words I love you will never be enough to truly tell you how I feel. Thank you will never be enough to say what is in my heart. You are my hero for all you have done in your life and for all you are. Happy Father’s Day.
Much Love & Adoration
Time Commitment: Do what ever it takes to make sure your Dad know’s how you feel
For those of you that don’t know yet Father’s Day is just around the corner. This Sunday! My husband always likes to play golf on Father’s Day like many other Fathers do but I like to do something that not only gives to him but gives to someone else. I believe in ethical giving. If we found more ways to give with meaning through our purchases the world would be a pretty great place. On twitter today a good Twitter friend @BeCharitable sent me a great post about ethical shopping for Father’s Day. It was just what I needed to purchase the perfect Father’s Day gift that will keep on giving.
Day 259: Give 259
If you haven’t come across Shop With Meaning you need to take a look and book mark the site. You will never be out of ideas on ways to shop ethically. Every day they feature an organization that generates a donation with every purchase. You shop the organization donates. Good deal! We all shop so why not make each purchase count. They recently featured a One for One Father’s Day gift guide. Each organization featured gives one product to charity when you buy one. Basically it’s a two for one deal with one item going to exactly the person or people that need it most.
The choices are great and at least one will suit the Dad in your life perfectly. Here are just a few of their great ideas but go to Shop with Meaning for the entire list.
1) Fig Ties: You can go the tradition route and get him a tie that really gives back. With each purchase Fig Ties in turn provides a school uniform to a child in Africa.
2) Tom’s Shoes: One of my favourites. Buy a pair of shoes and Tom’s donates a pair to a child that doesn’t have one in developing countries.
3) 4Sight Sunglasses: For the hip Dad get him a new pair of shades and 4Sight Sunglasses will donate a pair of corrective eye glasses to a person in need.
4) BOGO Light: Have you got a camping Dad? Than this one is for you. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have no power in your house every day. When it gets dark you have no light. BOGO makes solar powered flashlights that just keep giving. You buy one for Dad and they donate one to a person in a developing country.
5) One World Futbol: This is the gift I am getting for my husband. My son and husband love to play soccer together. We are blessed to live in a country with big open soccer fields we can play in any day of the week. With a little help from Sting this project is not only supplying balls to children but creating peace.
“The Futbol, named after Sting’s song “One World (Not Three),” required eleven months of prototyping and field testing in Africa, Haiti, Iraq, and elsewhere. Months more of relationship-building and legal work followed, establishing a mission-driven business called the One World Futbol Project. Just five months after its public launch, theOne World Futbol had already been introduced in 59 countries around the world through nearly 100 organizations using sport to resolve conflicts, teach tolerance, and build community.”
Take some time to think about what you really want your gift to the Dad in your life to mean. One purchase can change the world. Will you change the world this Father’s Day?
Leave 365give a comment about the gift you got for the Father in your life that gives back.
Time Commitment: 5 minutes to purchase
Cost: $40 for two balls one for my husband and one for a child in need