With Fathers Day fast approaching, it never hurts to practice a little gratitude.
Let's take a pause to thank and appreciate our dear old dad — the man who kissed our scraped knees, taught us patience (and sometimes not) and passed down a genuine zest for life.
Here are 10 things to be grateful for on Fathers Day.
Whether he knows it or not, he is one of our biggest role models and we will always look up to him.
They are probably one of the funniest people that you know and most certainly influenced your sense of humor.
Our dads are the first ones to teach us about respect and how to earn it. He taught us how to be respectful and respectable because you have to give respect to get respect.
He takes on a variety of roles: a man, husband and father in our home. But most of all, he protects us by strengthening us so that we can later protect ourselves when we grow up.
He teaches us the importance of having good people to go through life with because those are the kinds of things that you can't find just anywhere.
He will always push us to be the best that we could be at whatever we do. He helps us figure out solutions to problems when we need an extra push, but he also motivates us to learn things on our own.
Responsibility means doing what needs to be done to take care of yourself, your family, your friends, and the greater community. Dad taught us how to be responsible so that others can rely on us, and that we grow up to be a man of our word and always keep our promises.
No matter the outcome, he will always have our back. For every high, he has a congratulation and an enormous hug waiting for us. For every low, he has something encouraging to say to pick us up and of course an enormous hug waiting for us.
He's our number one fan and our biggest cheerleader. Knowing that he is always going to be there gives us the best feeling, because we know that even if things did not go well, he is always be there for us with their big smile, continually cheering for us.
He cares so much for those he loves even though most of the time he will not show or say it. We just know it in our hearts.