Good Dads really don’t care about gifts and special recognition on Father’s Day. Good Dads do what they do for their children because they know it’s their responsibility. Shorts and shirts and funny cards are nice, but Good Dads don’t need them.
What Good Dads want is for their children to be all that they can be. They want their children to make the most of their potential. Good Dads want their children to take advantage of opportunities.
Good Dads work the 60 hour weeks; spend the four out of five days on the road; and work the two jobs as an investment. Good Dads invest the time and the money, and provide the discipline and wise advice in hopes that the dividend will be children who live prosperous and fulfilling lives. Good Dads know that this is a necessary investment and take the responsibility seriously.
The best gift a child can give a Good Dad is to be responsible member of society. To respect others. To care for others. To put in a total effort to reach their potential. Those are the gifts that last much longer than a tie, or cologne, or car wash coupons.
For Good Dads it doesn’t take much. They’ll eat a piece of cake; they’ll appreciate the well wishes, but Good Dads don’t seek adulation or praise. Good Dads understand is what they do is what they are supposed to do. The only thing that Good Dads want from their investment in their children is that those children become strong, honest, caring and responsible adults. That’s all Good Dads want. Simple, yet so meaningful.