To all the fab fathers, soon-to-be fathers, wish-they-weren’t-fathers, and frankly-exhausted fathers.
Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day, provides the perfect excuse for us all to stop what we’re doing, remember what matters and say a heartfelt thank you to the people that raised us. The people we love.
But what if you don’t know your father?
Or you don’t get on with your father?
Perhaps this is the perfect time to reunite, to start a dialogue again and hopefully resolve your differences?
Or perhaps, as for many of us in this modern world living in modern families, it’s not a day for fathers at all. It’s simply a good opportunity to connect with the people we do love and take the time to thank them, just for being who they are.
Aunties, uncles, grandparents, siblings, partners, colleagues or friends. Who are the people you trust? Who do you love spending time with? Who do you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on? Or a good laugh? Or some advice?
Those are the people to treasure. So why not take a moment this week to send a message, pick up the phone or knock on the door of your most beloved pals.
Say thank you.
Say you love them.
And if you haven’t got anyone you can think of, it’s time to make some more meaningful connections in this world. Put yourself out there, take time for your friends, and you’ll soon find it reciprocated.