a better fathers day

A much better way to appreciate our dad on Father’s Day

Here are 3 quick reasons I hate Father’s Day:

1) Dads get just one day of celebration a year?

Men always get the wrong end of the stick.

For about 10 minutes on the third Sunday in June, everyone is guilted into appreciating dad.

After that, that is it. It is back to reality.

To quote comedian Chris Rock:

Nobody appreciates daddy… I’m talking about the real daddy that handles the [expletive] business. Nobody ever says, “Hey, Daddy, thanks for knocking out this rent! or Hey, Daddy, I sure love this hot water! or ‘Hey, Daddy, it’s easy to read with all this light!”

2) It is a manufactured theft of limited disposable income

Entire industries profit from this single day.

Hired guns at public relations’ firms guilt us into spending big bucks on a Father’s Day gift…

And it is almost always something dads never wanted in the first place.

3) Father’s Day is incredibly stressful

I am standing outside my home right now to witness the insanity.

A lot of my neighbors are freaking out.

Each family is buzzing to meet some Father’s Day deadline at the in laws…

Moms are screaming.

Children are crying.

Minivans are racing out of each driveway.

Lots of stress.


There is a better way to celebrate dad

How about this:

Celebrate dad every day.

Routinely thank him as much as you brush your teeth.

It does not have to be grand.

And it is never too late to start this daily routine.

Pick up the phone and tell him what you appreciate.

Or if you are shy, email him daily and let him know he matters.

The greatest gift you could give will not cost you a penny, either.

Father’s Day every day – now that is a holiday I would LOVE to be a part of.

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Markus Allen

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