One Simple Idea for the Best Father’s Day Gift Ever!

Letters to my DadLast Christmas, my daughter bought me the most interesting gift. The photo of it is the one featured here. ‘Letters To My Mom’.

I have to admit, I got a bit teary when I saw it. As I opened it up, I noticed that it contained 12 letters. The opening was initiated by the creator of the gift, and the words that followed were all from my daugher’s heart.

My daughter gave me the whole book on Christmas day, and I decided to open one letter per month. That way, it will last the whole year. I have opened 5 so far (I will open the 6th – for June – right after I hit ‘Publish’ on this post), and I am blown away by this ‘gift that keeps on giving’.

I thought this would also be an amazing gift to give to your Dad on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18). If my Dad were still on this earth, I would give it to him. He is no longer here, but I think I will do it anyway. I will write these letters to him … and I know that it will help me to re-experience this beautiful man who brought me into this world and who meant so much to me, to my siblings, and to my mom.

You can make a book like this yourself, and add the openings you think best fit your relationship with your father.

Here are a few ideas for the letter themes:

  • A special memory I have of you is…
  • From you, I learned the importance of…
  • The places that remind me most of you are…
  • One thing I am glad we share is…
  • I always think of you when…
  • I love that our family…
  • One thing I admire about you is…
  • The best adventure we’ve had together is…
  • I’ve always wanted to tell you…
  • I always laugh when I remember…
  • I am most of proud of you when…
  • The moment that I knew what it meant to be a father is…
  • Thank you for…
  • In the future I hope we…

You can choose to give your Dad the whole book of letters, or you can write one per month and mail it to him. What a beautiful gift it will be for him to receive this from you. Especially in this time of electronic communication. Checking the mail will be a whole new experience for him!

Happy Father’s Day…to all the Current Dads, Future Dads, Dads who have left this Earth too soon, and Dads still to come…and to all of you who love those Dads!

Deri Latimer is an expert in positive possibilities for people! A TEDx Speaker and Author, Deri’s message reinforces that positive habits are the pathway to a happier and healthier life – at work, and at home! www.derilatimer.com

 

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