On Father's Day, some thoughts immediately come to mind. Where have the days gone? Memories are beautiful, but sometimes they hurt. Regardless of what type of relationship you had with your father, it's a great idea to honor him on Father's Day. As a child you looked up to him like a king, and he was your hero. With age, you start to realize that maybe your dad was not a king or a hero. In fact, maybe Dad was just a normal man. A normal man who loved you and did everything he could, to provide and care for you.
This day is his day. With that in mind, you need to dedicate the day to him. It doesn't really matter what you do for him. The most important thing is for you to give the day to him, with him.
Spending time with your father on Father's Day is always the best gift. Lots of families go out for dinner on Father's Day - but you can start the day off right by treating him to a lavish breakfast at a top-notch restaurant. If your father is a handyman, you may want to take a home improvement class with him, or arrange for him to be part of a power tool demonstration at the local hardware store.
You can always go the tried-and-true route, and buy him something special. Keep his tastes in mind when you're shopping for the perfect Father's Day gift. Look for something completely different from items you've purchased in the past, and stay away from featured Father's Day items from major department stores unless you're absolutely sure it's something he's going to love. Taking the extra time to find something uniquely representative of your relationship will make him appreciate your gift that much more.
You can always write your father a special note expressing your love for him. If he is living too far away to visit, you must at least call him. Do not leave a message on the answering machine if no one answers; keep calling until he gets home and talk to him in person. The fact of the matter is this: Father's Day is a time to show respect and appreciation for all your father has done for you. If you still have him here, do not waste the day. If he has passed away, you can use the time to pray for him and go to the cemetery if possible.