And it's a nice idea to shower someone with special treats, but if it's done in relative isolation, it's missing the mark.
This video about fathers and their children came across my media feed last week and it's a good one.
If you're lucky enough to have your dad in your life, tell him what he means to you. Don't wait.
Time is precious. He has enough stuff.
Your time, your words, your love...they're the best gifts of all.
And if Father's Day is a struggle, because of circumstances of loss or unfulfilled expectations, I wish you peace and healing and the opportunity to tell someone you do love what he or she means to you.
This weekend, I will celebrate my father, and I will tell him what he means to me, because he means the world to me.
Happy Father's Day!