My father died too young. I miss him daily. One of my jobs as a physician is to guard my patient’s health. I want to screen them for diseases, vaccinate to avoid preventable infections, and counsel about healthy living. I try to involve their families.
Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there. May you and your families encourage healthy behaviors so that you may experience MORE (and often unexpected moments) of life’s joy: giving your daughter away at her wedding, meeting a first grandchild, growing old with your wife.
Consider that those that you leave behind may grieve your passing. Let your loved ones help support you in stopping smoking, encouraging exercise, changing to a healthy diet, assisting with preventive care measures. For you family members. . . bribe, cajole, harass all the while letting your dad know that you love him.
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”—Unknown.
Enjoy. Take care of each other. Plan for your future.
Happy Father’s Day!