Self Love Tips for Fathers Day
Fathers day is a joyful time for expressing love and appreciation for many, but not for all. Our fathers, had they been in our lives, must be our pillars, our support, and our teacher throughout so many moments in our life. How do we express our appreciation? In so many ways.
My own father passed 20 years ago, and though there is no longer a way to physically give him a hug, or even sit beside him in silence, the love can still be shared. Was he a perfect dad? No, not always. Was he always there for me? Often, but not always. He did the best he could, with what he had to work with. How can we ask for more?
Giving Thanks on Fathers Day
Fathers day is an invented day, worked to the max by stores, cell phone providers, restaurants, and more. This is a good thing to some degree. It’s not always easy for us to express our love in words, but we can sit across a table and smile, or ofter a gift of gratitude.
But then, what is the greatest gift we can give? Gratitude, recognizing the value of what if given to us, appreciating that what is given is expressed out of love, saying thank you, or paying it forward? All of the above?
Our self love tip for today focuses on how we see others, and what we share. Our words and feelings can be like seeds sown in a garden. Let the words be random and trivial, and weeds will take over. Choose your words with care, sowing what you want more of, and the garden will flourish and feed everyone.
Though my own father has transitioned on, his time on this earth still lives in his children and grandchildren, and the countless people he met throughout his life.
Today I give thanks to my siblings for being a part of my life. I offer words of appreciation to my son. As I travel through this day I will say please, and thank you, to those I meet.
I can offer thanks at this time to all my teachers in school and in business, those I know today, and those long since past.
Above all I give thanks to the Father who supports us unseen every moment of every day.
Where do we start? Appreciation is strongly connected with our own self love, our self appreciation. It begins with how much we can see the value in what is offered, and sometimes we have to work hard to find the treasure buried in the everyday challenges in our relationships. But look closely enough, something of value can be seen. Given this focus we can grow the love we carry inside us, and increase that love by sharing it with others. Aho.
From a spiritual and intuitive perspective, focusing of the energy shared, we can offer our appreciation like a handshake, keeping our distance, or we can offer our love energy like a warm and welcomed embrace.
Fathers Day Prayers for Dad
You must therefore, with a filial confidence, represent to your heavenly Father, all your weaknesses and your wants, when he visits you, for if fathers know how to give good gifts to their children how much more will your Father from heaven give the good spirit to those who ask him. Luk.11.13
(Filial: due from a son or daughter).
Self Love Tips for Fathers Day © 2013 Estee Taschereau. About the author: My greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.