by Donovan Barrett
“My father is a man like no other. He gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, hugged me, dressed me, kissed me, shouted at me, but most importantly he loved me unconditionally.” – Anonymous
Over the years I’ve come to realize just how much my dad has done for me and I’m extremely grateful for him. My dad is my hero.
I truly believe that my father is an awesome man. Dad’s possess certain qualities that just make them outstanding. A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life!
Do you think your dad is a truly awesome man? If so, here are some signs that you should be incredibly grateful to still have your father around!
1. He is a handy man.
He’s the person you go to when your bike tire needs to be patched or if your shower head has broken off. Your dad most likely has his own tool bag and can fix almost anything that you break!
2. He is open minded.
A good dad understands that the world is continuing to change and so are the people. He doesn’t try to keep the 1970′s in style, but instead he conforms to the new way of living and allows his children to be citizens in their day and age – use social media, use current lingo, etc.
3. He has a good sense of humor.
My dad is usually the one cracking the jokes and smiling all the time. You know when your dad is enjoying himself at a dinner party because you can hear his hearty laugh from across the kitchen!
Awesome dads tend to have a great sense of humor and they don’t always take everything in life so seriously.
4. He believes in you.
Has your dad ever invested himself into something you wanted to do? Has he ever told you he’s confident in your ability to attain that certain goal?
This is just a clear sign that your father believes in what you stand for, what you want to accomplish in life and ultimately, in you.
5. He is one of your best friends.
He’s one of the first people to know about something new happening in your life and you regularly chat and hang out with him. You can talk to him about whatever is on your mind and he always shares some of his stories and fatherly wisdom with you.
6. He treats your mom like a queen.
A great father respects, values and thinks highly of his children’s mother. You even know what true love looks like because your dad expresses it everyday to his wife.
He’s always singing sweet songs to her, he goes out of his way to please her and he always treats her with tenderness and care.
7. He is a good disciplinarian.
Awesome dads love their children but they won’t let them get away with first degree murder.
He uses tough love through the power of his words and actions to prove his point, but he’d never try to scar you internally or externally to teach you a lesson.
8. He accepts your flaws and mistakes.
I remember the only time I’ve ever been arrested, I expected my dad to beat the hell out of me. To my surprise I didn’t get a whooping, but instead he felt sympathetic to my position and accepted the circumstances of the situation.
9. He is dependable.
He’s one of the only people that can be counted on to be there for you and your family through thick and thin.
10. You and your dad spend quality time together.
He was always there on the bench watching and supporting you at your sporting events. Other times you’d need help with your homework and he’d always make the time to help you, every night if necessary.
11. He is a role model.
He has great character. He doesn’t just tell you how you should go about living your life, he shows you. He’s kind to your mom, patient with you, works hard at his job…
He presents himself appropriately at all times and never does things he wouldn’t want you to do. He lives by the values he’d like his children to embody for themselves.
12. He has an unselfish spirit.
He’s always doing things in the best interest and needs of his spouse and children. If your dad is always giving to others this is just a clear sign that he is an unselfish person.
Awesome dads tend to put the best interests of those close to him first, over their own.
13. He gives great advice.
If you have some sort of issue, you can go to your dad for his advice.
He takes the time to listen to your problems with opens ears and an open heart, and then he always comes up with a possible solution for you to take away.
14. He is loved by everyone.
Everyone wants your dad to attend that special occasion and if he’s not there yet, they’re always wondering where he could be.
Even your friends don’t mind having your dad hang around with them playing Call of Duty! He’s an enjoyable person to be around.
15. He protects his family at all costs.
Your dad is the man of the house. He’s a steady provider and works to see that his family has all the necessities of life. He will do whatever it takes to make sure his family is living comfortably.
This means he might get two jobs just to pay off all of the bills, but he gets them because he wants you to sleep in an air conditioned room.
Your dad has built a strong foundation from which to help raise you into the best person you can become.
16. You can’t imagine how you would’ve turned out without your dad.
I definitely know I can’t.
My dad has been such a powerful and impactful force within my life that I have no clue how I would’ve turned out without him.
I just wanted to say thank you dad for all that you’ve done, you are truly awesome.
I love you.
Go tell your dad today how much you appreciate him!
Donovan Barrett Jr is a young inspirational entrepreneur with a vision to empower the working class citizens to become the master class. Click here to download his FREE e-Book: The Empowered Entrepreneur Guide. He also blogs about self-empowerment and internet marketing!