Sunday, June 14, 2015

Will you #HugYourDad this Father's Day?

Dad, a son's first hero and a daughter's first love.

When I walk down the memory lane, I remember all the beautiful moments with dad. Going to the garden, going on trips, getting pampered and showered with gifts etc.

As a child I have fond memories of hugging my father, I have pictures as proof of-course! My father is the sweetest, most loving father anyone could have asked for! He has never shouted at me, forget hitting. Whenever I was wrong, he has patiently made me understand things.

He always gave me freedom to make my own decisions, right or wrong, and learn from the wrong ones.

But why is it that after a certain age we kids stop being kids to our parents? I don't remember when was that day or month or year when things became more formal and reserved between us. And this is not just me, same goes for my brother and his relationship with dad too!

I absolutely loved this touching video by Vicks, it brought tears to my eyes. When & why do we stop hugging our father? Or our parents for that matter?


After watching this beautiful video, I have decided that this Father's Day i.e. 21st June 2015 my gift to my father will not be another shirt or tie or wallet. Those are easy ones, and honestly he does not even really appreciate them because he feels we're wasting a lot of money on big brands when he can get the same things from a local shop at a reasonably cheaper rate.

I'd rather gift him something that you can't put a price tag on, something that both he and I would remember for years to come, something that I should have done years ago: I will gift him a hug.

Actions speak louder than words, and this action of mine would tell him just how much I love him and how much he means to me (He means the world to me, by the way). It will also tell him how I simply cannot imagine life without him, and how I need him to constantly guide me, listen to my problems and give me his precious advice.

More than anything, I myself am a parent now, mother to a 8 month old. I love hugging him, and to imagine that one day he would push me away and just stop hugging me; that's simply heart breaking. Imagine the heart-break me and my brother have given to our parents!

They're the ones who have been by our side during sickness, staying up all night soothing us. They're the ones who patiently tolerated our teenage tantrums. They're the ones who did not utter a word when we took important career and life decisions on our own.

There is absolutely no way I can repay all of that, but I can definitely start paying the interest? A hug is a great way to start with! Some superheroes don't have capes, they're called DAD.

This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks. You should totally go hug your dad too and let me know how it went?!