Many thoughts come to mind when you think of your father. They are leaders, workers and teachers, all rolled into one. They help bring us into this world and they also help us navigate through the tough world that lies in front of us today. Sigmund Freud once said, “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” The need for a father, his strength and guidance is much needed throughout life.
People have so many things that they associate with their fathers. For some, its weekend trips fishing and camping. Others, think about the sing along, discussions, long trips and pure devotion to a favorite band and seeing them play live in concert in numerous different venues. A lot of people associate the purest example of fatherhood as the scene at the end of the beloved baseball movie “Field of Dreams” when Kevin Costner’s character’s father reappears from the dead, they are reunited and Costner’s character asks his father to just have a catch. It is a touching moment at the end of a heartfelt movie that epitomizes fatherhood to many: hanging out in the back yard, throwing the baseball back and forth, talking about life and enjoying each other’s company.
Making sure that this value of fatherhood is not forgotten or wasted upon the youth of America, where guidance is needed maybe now more than ever in the world we live in today, should be highly valued to employers. At the end of each work day, fathers will be able to feel accomplished and get home to their children and spend valuable time with them, their most important duty! Former beloved college basketball coach once said “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Hopefully, children all across the world can receive this same gift from their fathers.
All of here at Sapling hope you had a Happy Father’s Day!