Updated: Oct 28, 2022
The man who had cried tears of joy when you were born – he’s rock-solid support, the protector, the provider, the disciplinarian, the philosopher, your friend and guide for life. Yes, that’s how most fathers are.
It is not often that we tell our fathers how much we love and appreciate them. This is especially true in our Asian culture, where we don’t express our feelings to parents openly. This Father’s Day, take this opportunity to thank him for all his effort, silent sacrifices, and unconditional love.
Remember that your dad does not necessarily want an expensive gift from you. You can pamper him with simple gestures such as whipping up his favourite home-cooked meals or even make him a handmade card with family photos. It’s about how meaningful your gift is and how much it reflects your love, respect, and admiration for your special dad.
Here are the 5 best ways to appreciate your dad this Father’s Day 2022.
1. Express your gratitude and thank your dad
Since most fathers are not great at expressing their emotions, we often forget that they aren’t as stoic as they appear. Fathers never make you feel how hard they work to give you the best life possible, and so often, their efforts go unnoticed.
On Father’s Day, show your dad how grateful you are to him. Say thank you to him with a family framed picture or a video collage of precious family moments. You can also create a gratitude card with the best memories you have with him.
It is not about how expensive your gift is but how much thought you put into the gift that matters. Make sure to show sincerity and gratitude from the bottom of your heart.
Remind your dad that he is the anchor of your life on Father’s Day.
2. Perform an act of service and express your love
You can surprise your dad by helping him with an act of service he values.
If your dad has a car, schedule a service and grooming appointment for it, or simply help him clean his car! This will let him feel you are making an extra effort to make him happy. You can also give your dad a nice head or body massage to relieve his stress. If your dad likes gardening, help him tend to his garden. If he has a fish tank that he loves, clean it for him.
It would be nice if you could do something special for your dad that makes him feel good. Let him know that you pay attention to him by noticing his hobbies and pastimes, even if you do not partake in them together with him.