It’s not every day that we get to thank the fathers we have. There are many moments in life that we may have taken for granted the things our dads have done and given to us. Although it could be rare and short, a simple message of gratitude can make their day.
There are many things to be grateful for our dads. Be it for their support, their kindness, their words, or the physical things they have provided. Like all things, sometimes it gets difficult to put our feelings into words. A simple and sincere thank you message can be difficult to compose, which is why its value is felt more when the person who receives it gets to hear it.
To help you start and organize the words jumbled in your head, here are some sample messages that can help you express your thanks for your father.
For all those times, your father lifted your mood and brought a smile on your face; these messages may let them feel the same kind of happiness they provided to you:
From the core of my heart, I thank you, for all the times I felt blue and down, for making me laugh and for laughing with me. I love you, dad.
Our fathers are there to make us feel glad when we are feeling sad.
Dad, Your heart astounds me. My heart is full, too. I cannot describe how my childhood was. It was the best ever. You gave to me more than I can ever give back. I can only say I appreciate your time, effort, and commitment. Thank you, Dad!
As we grow up, good fathers have always been there to make our childhoods feel a little more special.
At my grouchiest and worst of times, you appeared like a guardian angel to wipe away all my frowns. Thank you, dad.
They are also there to help us take our sadness away. Their presence and support make them a guardian angel watching over us in this world.
Thank you for always stopping for ice cream, even when Mom said, No. I love you.
There are times when they side with us instead of our moms. This can be simple, petty things. But it always feels good to have someone by our side.
You made growing up fun.
Indeed. Think about the times your father carried you in his shoulders. Wasn’t it fun?
Dad, thanks for everything that you have done – you are to me what to earth is the sun.
Like the sun, fathers should provide warmth and a bright vision towards their child.
To this day, there is no one who can make me laugh like you can, Dad. Thank you for making me smile all these years.
Fathers who put a smile on our faces should be treasured.
You loved me throughout life. You were with me when nobody else was. You cared for me when I needed. You supported me every time. Thank You, Dad, for being there for me always.
When we feel like nobody’s there, good fathers are always there to make us feel otherwise. They give support in every little thing that we do.
Dads are more than just a person who looks after us; he is also someone who helps us look after ourselves, implanting us with values and lessons that we may need as we tread along this life growing up. The following messages are examples that show how important a father can teach their sons or daughters:
Thank you for showing me what a hardworking man looks like and always putting our family first.
Dads work hard to help keep our family survive. Good ones shield and protect us from whatever threatens the family.
You’ve always been a wonderful father who is always there to help us and responsible for the duty towards his child and family. Thank you, Daddy, for everything.
Of course, they never let go of their responsibilities and do what they can to help us live our lives the best we can.
I wasn’t an easy kid to raise. But you never gave up. You always encouraged me to be myself and helped me believe in myself. For that, I am forever grateful.
Even when we know ourselves, we can be sometimes difficult; they are still there and encouraged us to believe in ourselves.
When you took me in your arms and flew me like an airplane around the house, you didn’t just play with me, you gave me the courage to soar to new heights in life. Thanks, dad.
Indeed. The first time we felt what flying is like is when they lift us up in the air as children. They also teach us to soar high and be braver.
When you taught me how to jump high and shoot hoops, you actually taught me how to aim high for my dreams and achieve them. Thanks, dad.
In the same way, when they played with us in hoops, they encouraged us to focus on our goals and dreams, no matter how high we have set it to be.
I want to thank you for not granting me every single wish when I was small, otherwise I would have never toughened up to become the strong person that I am today. Thanks, dad.
And at those times they denied us what we want, they are preparing us for the times we recognize that the world is much harsher.
In this whole world, the safest place I found is in your arms. Thank you for protecting me from every bad thing and for teaching me to honor myself.
They keep us away from harm. When they held us in their arms as children, that’s the safest we can ever be in.
When you taught me how to play ball, I learnt from you how to stand tall. When you taught me how to ride my bike, I learnt how to balance myself through life’s turbulent spikes. When you helped me with studies, I learnt how to take charge of my own worries. When you pampered me with love and care, I knew that no matter what, my dad will always be there. Thanks, dad.
All those times they taught us in playing games, they are also teaching valuable life lessons.
Whenever you’re harsh at me, I was hurt, but those harsh lessons brought me on a good track. Thank you, Dad, for making me realize what’s right and wrong.
Of course, there are also times when we felt they were too harsh, but it has always been for our betterment.
Thank you, Dad, for being a patience-listener, for giving me correct advice for sorting out my problems easily. Can never ever repay what you did for me.
Fathers also help us when we feel stuck. They listen to our concerns and use whatever they can snatch from their experience to give us good advice.
Thank you for boosting up my confidence, losing my fears, teaching to live carefreely and bravely, and for all those wonderful things you did to make a better me.
They know what to do when we feel like we aren’t enough or that we can’t get through our experiences.
Dad, thank you for standing by me every time. Thank you for teaching me all you can. Thank you for beings extraordinary. Thank you for every single day.
And they stand by us when we make decisions on our own.
I hope I am as good as you when I become a parent. How blessed my kids would be; I will try my best, just as you have taught me. Thank you, dad.
They inspire us to become like them whenever we do choose to have kids of our own.
So many life principles I have learned from you, dad. Some I understand now, some I know I will understand when the time comes. Thank you for imparting your wisdom to me.
They instill to us wisdom only they can know will help us as we grow up.
Thank you for always believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. You made me what I am today. Thank you, Dad.
They believe in us even when we ourselves have doubts.
I never give up because you never did. Thank you, Dad, for showing me that hard work always pays off.
They inspire us to be like them: to never give up and work hard until we achieve what we wish.
Anytime I think of giving up, I remember that you told me I could do anything I set my mind to. Thank you for always pushing me to do my best.
They remind us to keep going at times; we feel that toughness is too much. And when we can’t take it still, they give us a helping hand.
You are a true example of what it means to be a good person, Dad. I learned to treat everyone with kindness and compassion because of you. All I have to do is ask myself, What would my dad do? and I know the right path to take.
In making decisions, we may sometimes put ourselves in our father’s positions and start working from there.
I’m glad how your words have always given me life’s real view, dad… today I just want to say thank you.
They also help us get things into perspective. Our views may not be the same always, but they give out their vision of how life works and make sure we understand the important parts of it.
You’re the hard as nail advisor when tough words need to be said. You’re an amazing counselor in the ways of the world. Most of all, you’re my dad. Thank you, Dad!
They guide us and give some suggestions to help make better decisions in life.
All the time, pain, and effort it took you to instill discipline and success in me, I promise, will not be in vain. Thank you, dad.
All those times they gave us what we felt we didn’t need, be grateful for it.
When we know are dads do their best to help us grow up well. Sometimes, fathers are just for support; they can also help in nurturing us to help us to become into our best selves and supporting us every step along the way. Here are some messages that may speak from the heart:
They say the first steps one takes in life are the most important. I am lucky you were with me to teach me. Thank you, dad.
Indeed, the first steps are important, and fathers who have been there from the very start of our journey are much appreciated.
You are the one who took me in arms when I was little and then held my hand when I needed. Dad, I promise I will be a pillar for you when you get old. And you will always be in my heart.
Our dads help us become strong enough to become pillars, as they have been to us.
You’ve set an amazing bar for how I should be as a future parent. I can only wish to provide my future kids with the amount of love and care, and you provided.
They become role models for when we do parenting ourselves in the future.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I only hope I can raise my children with the same unconditional love you showered me with. You are the best and always will be. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Good fathers set the bar high.
You provided me with a stable upbringing that only certain lucky kids are allowed. You gave me the choices to be who I wish to be. Thank you, Dad!
Great fathers provide a meaningful childhood. They give what’s best for us to experience as a child.
You didn’t just give me birth, you gave me a good life. You didn’t just provide me education, you gave me good life experience. It is men like you, who become loving dad and glorious fathers.
They help us with every little thing. All for what’s best for us.
One father is worth more than a hundred teachers.
They also teach us the life values that we need.
You carried me in your arms when you were young. I will carry you when you are old, and I will carry you in my heart until I die. Thanks for everything, dad.
Just as they have lifted us up when we are young, we could also return the favor by caring for them as they grow old.
Let me express my gratitude to the world’s best dad for fulfilling all his duty towards his kid and making him as strong as he is. Thank you, Daddy!
Great dads do their duty and raise their children to be good men.
If I were in your place raising a child like me, I would have been exhausted by now. Thanks for having never-ending energy levels and putting up with my never-ending demands. I love you, dad.
Even when it gets too tough handling us, our dads never get tired.
When I was young, I thought strength was all about lifting weights. But as I grew older, I understood that real strength is all about lifting the family though a tough phase of life, like you did. Thanks a lot, dad.
The true strength of our dads lies in how they keep our family together through thick and thin.
Some people look up to heroes, but our dads who protected us, listened to us, and stayed with us for all those hard moments are more than just heroes. They are fathers. Read these messages that give appreciations to the best fathers we could rely on and stay when we need them:
Who needs some Superman, Batman, or else when I have the most amazing superhero. I Love You, Dad. Thanks for everything.
Indeed. Great fathers are more than the superheroes we soo on films and TV.
Apart from 7-Eleven, I know that there is one thing which will always be open for me 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, and that is my dad’s heart. Thanks for loving me, endlessly, dad.
Whenever we need them, great fathers will be there to listen to us and help us in whatever way they can.
Daddy, you are my best friend with whom I can share my all secrets, and like a best friend, you always gave me wonderful ideas. THANK YOU is just a small word, but I want to thank you for everything you have done for me.
Dads also act as best friends. They play with us, talk about things with us, and enjoy life with us.
In movies, I saw Superman, Spiderman, Batman. But in reality, I saw a superhero with all the quality and power in a package. And the superhero is you. Daddy, I love you so much.
All the qualities a superhero could have, a great father has it. Without the flying and the superpowers, of course. They have something better. Their love for us.
Thank you for never letting me feel alone. I was never afraid to go off on my own because I knew you would be there anytime I needed you.
Good fathers wouldn’t want their children to feel alone.
I want you to thank you for always understanding the things I said, the things I didn’t say, and the things I never planned on telling you. Thanks, Dad, I love you.
Sometimes, our father’s love transcends into psychic abilities. They’d understand us before we even say anything.
Daddy, you are the most important asset in my life, you treat me like a winner even at times when I feel dejected. Thank you, dad.
When we feel like the world is putting us down, our fathers will make us feel like champions.
Kids need their father figure to talk. Kids need their father figure to be around. Those are the most important things. This is why we love you, Dad. You’re an amazing father! We thank the stars above for you. Thank you, dad.
If you have a dad who is always around, be grateful for it. The presence of a father figure could make a lot of difference.
I know everyone is not so lucky. I am truly blessed to have you in my life. You are the rock I lean on for important decisions. I know you have years of experience to lean upon. I know your love is unconditional, and it really means so much to me as I grow older. Thank you, Dad!
If you have a father that has been there at all when you first wake up your eyes, even if you couldn’t recognize anything yet, be grateful for it.
I remember impatiently waiting for you to get home from work every day so I could tell you about my day. You are still the first person I want to talk to when anything good happens, Dad. I love you.
There are dads who we can talk excitedly about our day, no matter how trivial our happenings may be. And they listen. The best ones listen.
I wonder how you understand thoughts of my mind, even those that I haven’t told you ever. Thank you, Dad, for reading me inside out!
There are also dads who can see right through us. They comfort us before we can even say we need it.
I don’t know if I am truly deserving of having a dad as cool as you, but I know that I must be the luckiest child in the world to have such an awesome support system through and through. Thanks, Dad, I love you.
If you feel like you aren’t deserving of such a wonderful dad, thanking them sincerely will make you one.
I am so grateful that I had a dad who loved me for who I am. I never had to pretend with you, Dad. You knew who I was and loved me for it. I love you, Dad.
When we are with our fathers, we don’t have to put on masks. They accept us for who we truly are.
I understood the real meaning of love when you said that you were proud of me even when I failed. Thanks, dad.
Even when we fall, our dads will not look at us as failures.
I still remember the look on your face when you took off my training wheels for the first time. I wasn’t afraid because I knew you were there to catch me if I fell. Thank you, Dad.
They steadily train us to become better people. People who can handle life without the training wheels.
Dad, in hindsight, I realize the meaning of family when I think about the time you said that you were proud of me even when I failed. Thanks.
Great dads instill what a family should be. Those who start with acceptance are truly the best.
I always thought fathers were only needed by kids, but even in my adult life, you are still here with me. How blessed I am to have you. Thank you, dad.
Even when we are old enough to brave the world, our dads will not leave us and be there when we call for them.
I have allowed too many years and too much time go by without saying thank you for believing in me unconditionally, and for always giving me a shoulder to cry on. Thank you, dad.
A father who gives unconditional love is a father that should be thanked.
For all those times, our dads sacrificed their time and effort just to provide us with what we need; they need to be recognized. Sacrifices are what we like to call it, but our dads probably don’t think so. Is it really sacrifice, anyway, when they happily offer it to us without asking for anything in return and with a smile on their faces? For that, here are some messages that fathers need to hear to know that their efforts are greatly recognized and appreciated:
Thank you for working hard your entire life just so I didn’t have to work as hard in mine. I love you, Dad.
Indeed. Fathers work hard so we can live with as little less hardship as possible.
I may be able to outgrow you in height one day, but I will never be able to outgrow the tall contribution you have made in my life as a father. Thank you.
We may feel like we want to give back and equal them, or even top their contributions for us. But the best fathers do not require us to do so. So thank then for it instead.
I once read that anyone who finds a magic lamp has 3 genie-wishes. Fortunately for me, you fulfill all my wishes over and over again. Who needs a genie when I have you? Thank you, dad.
Dads are definitely better than genies. They don’t limit you for just three wishes.
You were never selfish. You only took care of us. For that, I am amazed. For that, I even love you more. Thank you, Dad!
Dads provide us with what they can. They always think of what we need before their own.
No matter how big I grow, or how successful I become, I’d never forgotten your contribution in my life. You’re the reason why I’m here today. Thank you, daddy.
We must never forget all the things our dads did for us. Saying thank you to them is a constant reminder of all they’ve sacrificed for us.
It is because of you that I have never known what it means to have a shortage of anything in life. Thanks, dad.
Whenever we feel like we’ve never run out of something, think about it more. If it’s because of your dad, thank them for it.
I cannot begin to imagine all the dreams you had to give up for me. And you smile at me without regrets. Thank you so much, dad.
We may not see it, but our dads may have given up their dreams just so we can achieve our own. Always be thankful for them.
Just like how it is impossible to measure the weight of the water exists in the whole world, it is impossible to thank you for all you have done for me. I love you a lot, Dad.
No need to measure weights. Thanking them will outweigh everything. Great dads need to be reminded of all their efforts.
I know you have missed so many vacations and foregone a lot of pleasures for me, for all you have shelved for my sake, I say thank you.
Great dads put us first before all their wants. Be thankful for it always.
For simply just appreciating what a great person your father is, here are some messages that express gratitude for their existence:
It is not easy for a man to become a great father and a great human being. But you are both. I Love You
A great father is also not just a great dad, but a great person overall.
The most exclusive and nonparallel thing in my life is you, my Dad. I’m thanking you for being so fantastic. And one day you will be proud of me too. I love you.
Even if we don’t try, our dads are already proud of us for being as we are.
For me, FATHER is the abbreviation for Forgiving Affectionate Tolerant, Humble, Energetic, and Respected. Thanks for being the awesome dad that you are.
But in truth, fathers are more than that. They are more than just adjectives. They are our fathers.
What a great father we have who always fills our day with love, happiness, joy, and affection. Thank you for being the best dad.
Fathers show love and joy in all ways they can, in every single day.
To my teacher, my tutor, my protector, and my best friend: thank you for being all these to me and more dad.
Great dads are many professions strung into one.
It is not possible to be a great father until a person becomes a great human being, and you are both. Thanks, dad.
Before being a great dad, they are great people who also learned from their fathers.
And of course, for all those times, we never understood our fathers, and we thought they never understood us. There are moments when we get into heated anger without taking it out. When love was misunderstood, good fathers never gave up on us. Here are some messages that let them know they are the best:
You have the most remarkable way of showing me love. Even at times when I argue with you, deep down inside, I know I am lucky to have you. Thank you, dad.
Though we may sometimes argue, they love us still.
You loved me even when I hated you, you cared for me even when I cursed you, and you supported me even when I distanced myself from you. Thanks for everything, dad, I love you.
In times we said more than we should or crossed some lines. When we went away, dads always stayed. So that when we come back, there is someone who will welcome us.
If I could keep a penny for every time I misunderstood your love for me, I would have been rich. Thank you, Dad, for always being understanding and patient with me.
We’d definitely be rich. But then again, our father wouldn’t keep count.
Even though we have had the nastiest of arguments, I will cherish each and every moment. Because despite the battles and the drama, your love has always driven away my life’s dilemma. Thanks, dad.
Even when at times we may feel distant, our fathers will never stop loving us.
Dads may not always say in words how much they love us, but their actions when they go out of their way, do their jobs, listen to us, and support and guide us through our life is more than enough to show that they care. Nevertheless, they still appreciate every word of gratitude their sons and daughters could give them.