What makes a great Dad? I asked this question to my kid who said, “No matter what, he always goes out of the way to make time for us”. It’s not the wealth that a Dad accumulates for his children, it is not the expensive gifts that he gets or the beautiful places he takes them for vacations, it is his involvement in the child’s life is what a child looks for. Children care about his undivided attention, his focus, his time and unconditional Love. The confidence he gives to his children that I am here for you is something wonderful. He is the one who makes his child dream big and achieve their goals. He gives hope and courage to battle any storm. He teaches to be loving and forgiving too. Every dad loves his child but what makes a Dad more special or great? A dad who makes a difference in kid’s life, A dad who is there for the kid as a pillar of strength, A dad who puts his child’s needs before his, A Dad who teaches values of life and last but not least a Dad who stands as a role model for his child could be few of the traits of a great dad. We all honor Mother’s so much sometimes deserving Dad’s doesn’t get the same recognition. Somehow, I have been blessed with wonderful men in my life with few exceptions though. My uncles, my brother, my cousins, my wonderful friend, my own dad and my husband are some of the many who are just great Dad’s. In our culture, Dad’s involvement in children’s lives was not significant in my grandfather days. But I have heard my dad share a wonderful relationship with his dad. Similarly, I have had a wonderful and fulfilling relationship with my dad. Now he is a role model to my husband too. Dad’s I knew wouldn’t have tasted a fruit, would get that for their two year old. He may not have studied himself but has given excellent education to his child. He would be working in a factory day and night while would have encouraged his kid to be the owner of an automobile workshop. He would spend early mornings or late nights with the kid and make sure he is involved in every step of the way. With work culture and frequent travels few Dad’s who are far away from the family use Skype time to talk, coach or teach their kids these days. Many Dads I knew are involved in kid’s education including fairs / school competitions etc. Some dad’s call and talk to the kid about their day at school, their homework etc. when kids walk home from school. Technology these days has bridged the distance in such cases. With more nuclear family setup many dads I know are involved in a kids life from birth. With Father’s day today remembering and honoring all great dads who are great inspiration to their children. My dad is not here with me today, but he left me with beautiful memories, love and teachings that will always be with me. Nothing ever will match his sacrificial life. Happy Father’s day to all wonderful Dads who make this world a lovely place to live for their children.