What’s The Best Advice Dads Give?

Father’s Day brings with it thrill, fun and emotions as we create the perfect expressions for your myriad emotions. We have got everything but the kitchen sink with us here to make it special and memorable.

You can now say it without being mushy or overflowing which worked well for our touchy moms but wouldn’t work for our up-to-the-minute dads.

What is it that comes to mind when you think of your dad? People came up with all sorts of things that made us laugh and at the same time travel back in time to see how our fathers grew up to be perfect dads.

Beer, stamps, coins, wallet, weights, bikes, hats, cars, gadgets, baseball, books and many other stuffs remind us of the first man in our lives.

My friend’s dad loves to give advice and he has one for every situation, “Don’t overspend on girls until you are serious about her else you will end up being used and dumped, don’t screw up your career for your flings, don’t be sissy, be a man, focus on the ball, don’t hide in your mom’s lap, be strong and independent,” and it went on and on and even though he didn’t follow most of his old man’s guidance, he now realizes that some of them were bang on and sometimes echoes his words of wisdom to the young lads in the vicinity.

The other day my hardworking and most praised colleague shared her dad’s advice with me, she said, “My dad always told us when we were children to never give up even if we have to take baby steps at times, we just have to keep moving on and that’s what I follow.” I have observed her closely and no matter what challenge comes her way she is known for her resilience and grit. Dads play a major role in character building of a child.

So, folks reflect upon what is the most memorable, cherished, hilarious or inspiring nugget of wisdom shared by your dad or special dad as you were growing up. Share now along with a picture of your dad and you will be pleasantly surprised with the gift that awaits you.

You can send your shares at giftasmile@123greetings-inc.com or you can post it in the comments below.

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7 thoughts on “What’s The Best Advice Dads Give?

  1. My strongest Pop, You have been a powerful influence in our growing up years. Humility has been your best asset. You always cared to see smiles on our faces. If things looked bad, you inspired hope. Although you were not wealthy in terms of money, you never made us feel short of things. Life was a roller coaster ride of economic ups & downs but your demeanour was always rich with abundance and we never felt lack of needs. True richness is in the mind. You asserted that there are no short cuts in life and the real purpose of life is to serve, to be of use, to be accountable.
    Fathers are said to have a special spot for daughters. Dad, you are awesome. We always reminisce the good times we shared. We confess that there may not have been perfect behaviour from us or there may not have been sentimental gestures; and when we grew up, we might have had conflicting outlooks on life, and we might have called you a hopeless Dad, but we assure you that we really felt, “Dad was always right”. You helped us to get off the ground and fly high, and you made us discover our own pride and self-esteem. We know that you both parents tried to teach us from the day one of schooling that no matter how fortunate or talented we may be, success in life is a product of sweat & hard work. You hooked us on to good reading habit because you said, reading is a best indoor sport and it jogs the mind. We grew up in a home with educated parents and shelves full of books.
    Dear Dad (and also Mom), we are aware that you had to curtail many of your special needs to fulfill obligations toward us. Once a parent, is always a parent, but now that we are married and settled, it’s time for you to solely look after yourself; enough of us! You know, even if you were not our father, we would still love you for your excellent qualities. On this Father’s day, we thought of giving you something you always loved; you loved to see happiness radiating from our faces. We present to you our heartfelt Gratitude for being our Father.
    You are simply the best in the world, unbeatable. What more can we ask? We already have you.
    –SHANTI NARVEKAR

    1. My dad said : only the first 70 years of a person’s life are difficult, the leftover does not matter, anyways!

  2. I love this inspiring letter and look forward to see the next one.
    It enthuses to do a thing,inculcates discipline,lights up the path and makes life lively.

  3. I AM 10 YRS OLD AND MY DAD IS THE BEST DAD EVER LIVING ON EARTH. HE IS THE BEST BECAUSE HE ALWAYS PLAYS WITH ME, TEACHES ME NEW THINGS, HELPS ME WITH ANY OBSTACLE IN MY LIFE, AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ME. SOMETIMES HE PLAYS WITH ME BASEBALL, SOCCER, GOLF, HOCKEY, AND EVEN VIDEO GAMES. SOME THINGS MY DAD HAS TAUGHT ME ARE ABOUT SCIENCE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING WELL IN SCHOOL. MY DAD HAS HELPED ME WITH LEARNING HOW TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND RAISE MY PUPPY. THE BEST THING ABOUT MY DAD THAT MAKES HIM THE BEST DAD IN THE WORLD IS HE ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH, HE CHEERS ME UP WHEN I’M SAD, AND HE ALWAYS GIVES ME BIG HUGS & KISSES. I AM THE LUCKIEST KID TO HAVE MY DAD BE THE BEST DAD IN THE UNIVERSE.

  4. My sweet Daddy, he was strong when strength was needed. He was gentle when gentleness was the only way to express understanding. He was never ashamed to show beautiful emotion. He never tired of me asking questions and because of that I learned so much wisdom. He was encouraging and never made me feel like I was lacking in courage. He taught me how to love and not judge. Above all, he taught me everything I needed to know about my heavenly Father. My Daddy and I were blessed to have spent 60 years together. This last April, my Daddy passed away at the age of 93 1/2. He lived with me the last two years of his life. How precious that time was. I will forever keep my Daddy alive inside my heart and always remember what he so patiently taught me.

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