Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Fathers can take many different forms. Whether they are a biological father or grandfather, spouse, parenting partner, or a mentor, we all count ourselves lucky for the good men in our lives. With so many types of male role models, there are equally numerous ways to express our love and appreciation for them. We’ve put together this list of just a few of the simplest, yet most powerful ways to honor the men in your life!
LABOR OF LOVE
Father figures are nothing if not reliable. You’ve probably always known yours as the man for any job, whether its fixes and projects around the house or yardwork outside! Next time there’s a need for a little handywork, pull on a pair of work gloves and ask him to teach you. It’s a great opportunity to learn from him, and an unexpected way to snag some extra quality time.
SHARING IS CARING
A father figure is a person who always there with constancy and support. We get a long way in life because of what they do for us. So far, in fact, that sometimes it can be hard to slow down and let them get to know the people we are becoming. Most of the time, they just want to take part in the amazing life you’re living. Give him a window into your life whenever you have a chance, even if that’s through a short weekly phone call. Share a little of yourself with him in the form of your time. After all he has shared with you, this is the perfect way to give back.
FIRE UP THE GRILL
One of the best ways to gather friends and loved ones together is over good food, and what’s better for family gatherings than a backyard cook-out? Dads, uncles, and grandpas sometimes like to take the reins, but you can get in on the action as well. Learn his special patty-flipping techniques, run the serving dishes, or ask how else you can make the meal a success. More than anything, take the time to stick around and be present, enjoying the food that you and your father figures put so much soul into.
Need an idea for dessert? Try this recipe for Dutch Oven Apple Crisp with Essential Oils.
POLISH YOUR CONNECTION
Many men we know take pride in what they own. That may mean the car, kitchen utensils, a book collection, work tools, and more! Leather is one of those possessions that requires a little upkeep, so if your father figure has some leather to keep up on, make him an easy DIY Leather Polish with Eucalyptus Essential Oil. It’s a wonderful gesture that will show him that you care about the things that are important to him.
However the father figures in your life may show up for you, there are endless ways for you to show up in return. Father’s Day is an important time to remember to say thank you, but these ideas can help you show him your gratitude and love all year round!