Hello! This 10-minute video re-posted from yesterday’s Facebook Live, includes a request, a poem, and a last-minute gift idea for Father’s day.
I hope you’ll take the time to watch the video and then consider this: Do you know someone who may need extra love on Father’s Day?
Is there someone in your life whose dad has recently passed away? Maybe someone whose dad passed away long ago, but you know how much they still miss him? How about a divorced dad or a widower who might be raising young children on his own? Perhaps you know a dad whose child has passed away? Maybe you know someone who desperately wanted to be a father, but was never able to have children?
If there is anyone in your life who might be feeling an acute loss or grieving on Father’s Day, would you reach out to them with a call, email, or text to let them know that you are thinking about them and sending love.
(If you wanted to go the extra mile for someone who is grieving, you could include a photo and some loving memories of the person who died. It always help to hear beautiful memories about someone we miss dearly.)
The few minutes it takes you to reach out to someone who might be feeling alone or sad on Father’s Day might mean the world to that person. Sometimes just knowing that someone else understands how we’re feeling can change everything.
Thanks for being willing to consider this today.
P.S. If you are a father or someone who loves a father or you have a father figure in your life or you are a father figure to someone, I’m sending you big love and celebration on Father’s Day.
The poem, Shoulders, in the video is copyright Naomi Shihab Nye.
My friend Linda, whom I mention in the video story about her Father’s Day gift to her children, is owner of Mind Over Matter Coaching. Thank you, Linda!