So the other day, it was Father’s Day over
here in the UK.
I have to admit, I’m not really the biggest fan
of Father’s Day, because I do think it’s just
one of those things for card makers to make
But that said, it does give you a chance to really
shift down, take time, and to fully appreciate your
And plus, it was a really good family day.
We spent good quality time with Aoife-Mae and we
even baked a cake for Elly because it was her birthday
the other week, and she couldn’t celebrate because
she was in prep.
But what it got me thinking was how often and how easy
it is to just drift from day to day without spending time
deeply connected with our loved ones because life’s
so busy now.
It’s so busy.
We go rushing around, we rush around to get to medical
school in the morning, drop them off to school, some
of us have work whilst they’re at school.
Then we pick them up.
Then it’s rushing around to kid’s clubs, dinners, school
uniforms, it’s bedtime, then it’s your time to try and relax,
get ready for the next day, and it’s a constant whirlwind.
You never really get quality time to sit down and appreciate it.
So our message today is simple: take time to spend with
loved ones every single day if you can, but if not, every
Just block out an hour or two.
Unconditional loved one time, where you know you can sit
down and be not preoccupied, you can be in the moment
and be fully present.
It means the world to the kids, and it means the world when
you actually do it. You’ll be surprised at how quickly the time
will go and how much you’ll appreciate it once you do it.
Ryan ‘fathers day thing’ Hodgson