A Father’s Day Post

fathers-dayFirst and foremost, Happy Father’s Day to all Dads! You are the best. It’s just a little ironic because a few hours ago, while watching the last episode of Survivor Cook Islands, Ozzy (one of the contestants) mentioned that he never experienced the love of his real father. I know people who never got to enjoy having a father as they grew up in life. I feel bad for them and at the same time, I feel lucky because I have a loving father. I wish everyone had a Dad. I bet it would really make a huge difference to the world.

I don’t want to be cheesy and all but I would like to simply create this post as a tribute to my father. Too bad, I don’t have a picture of us in my computer. My Dad is a disciplined individual. He is a hardworking person and he enjoys simple things in life. He loves working on his home entertainment system (just like what most fathers do). He is very resourceful and he’s our resident handyman. He’s got lots of manly tools stored at the back of our house and I was wondering if I can make use of these things in the future, given that I have very minimal knowledge about certain handyman-chores such as fixing pipes, building wooden stools, rewiring the television cable, fixing door knobs or making improvised speakers.

Let me share this small article from my Facts blog about the origin of Father’s Day:

“The idea of having a day to honor all the fathers in the world started in Spokane, Washington. The idea came from Sonora Smart Dodd while she was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon back in 1909. Since her mother died, her father, William Jackson Smart took all the responsibilities of raising her. Because of this, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he is to her. The first Father’s Day Celebration was held on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington in honor of Sonora’s father whose birthday falls on the month of June.”

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