Hello Girl Lux Girls!
In the spirit of Father’s Day, I’d like to take a moment to wish a happy Day of the Dad to all the fathers out there. We at Girl Lux know that our universe is slightly girl-centric. We talk about puberty, periods, bras and underwear. We focus on girl empowerment and being the best women we can be. And we know that all of that can be a little overwhelming for boys and men.
Girls/daughters/wives/sisters/moms can be tricky sometimes. We don’t blame you for being a little wary of us. But we want you to know that you are welcome here at Girl Lux any time! We love dads. We love how special a father-daughter relationship is. We love the unique way in which dads can teach, love, grow and help their daughters. We love the happiness a dad can impart on their child simply with a hug or high-five. Dads are wonderful!
Speaking of great dads… I think mine is pretty cool. He encourages me, hangs out with me, guides me, and laughs with me. With the help of my Mom, he raised three daughters, and – so far – we’ve all turned out a solid above average, I’d say. We’re all works in progress and who knows what life holds down the road. But I’m sure, with what my dad has taught me, I’m equipped to handle a lot of what life can bring.
As a shout-out to my padre, here are a few of the countless things I’ve learned from him and what I admire about him. (Hopefully his head doesn’t get too big from all these nice compliments!)
What I’ve learned from my dad:
How to work hard. Yes, this seems like an obvious one. But it’s true! He works really, really hard. Retirement? What’s that?
How to have fun. Because of #1 above, my Dad also knows how to take his free time and HAVE FUN! Life is a balance and we all know the old adage “work hard, play hard.” In my dad’s case it’s more like “work hard and take a day off here and there to do something out of the office!” Life is short – enjoy it while you can.
Love of water and all that it brings. My Dad has water in his blood, a trait he passed down to me. The water centers us, fuels us, calms us. Fishing, boating, reading on the beach – I know that he, like me, feels most connected to life when he’s by the water.
What I admire most about my dad:
His devotion to our family, my mom, his mother, our extended family and friends. My Dad is always there when you need him. Whether it’s one-on-one for advice, a boat ride for close friends or cooking the holiday beef tenderloin for our family of over 30 people. He’ll help when he can – which is pretty much anytime.
There is always a solution to a problem. Big or small, my Dad can help solve problems. Large scale (“should I sell my car?” “Yes, it’s a piece of junk”), or small scale. We were once on a long drive and it was a beautiful day outside. We had the windows down but I couldn’t hear the radio. What to do? “The music can always be louder,” he said, turning up the volume. The fresh air, the music, the company – best car ride ever.
His sense of humor. He is super funny! And really sarcastic! I love it and it’s something I value very much. It keeps me on my toes, is hilarious to laugh along with, and can make for interesting conversations. You never know what he might say next.
I know there are a lot of great dads out there, just like mine. So remember to call, send a note, or tell your Dad in person how much he means to you this Father’s Day! And always remember to Shine Bright!
Director of Communications