The Pursuit of Happyness

With Father's Day just around the corner are you among those who are still confused about how you are going to tell your dad how much he means to you?

You could go the tried and tested method and buy him the best of gadgets and gizmos, his favourite bottle of perfume or a book he's wanted to read for a long time.

You could also go off the beaten track and do something for him that will make his day really special and that he'll treasure in his heart.

If you have difficulties coming up with unique ideas, we've compiled a list you can use on this special occasion to make your dad feel that he means the world to you.

A weekend vacation: As Father's Day falls on the third Sunday of June, celebrate the occasion by taking him for a small weekend outing and spend some family time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend the day by playing your dad's favourite games and throw a small family party in the evening with food and music he loves.

Cook a special meal for him: Remember its Sunday and you have every right to mess your mum's kitchen to cook that love filled meal for your dad. Don't worry about the taste. Dads love it when their children take that extra step to please them. Cook his favourite dish and decorate the serving tray beautifully with a handmade card for the occasion. His reaction will be priceless.

Spend a fun-filled evening: Dads remain busy all the time but it's your job to make his day special and gift him a fun-filled evening. Go to the theatre to catch the latest movies or play some cool games.

Say it to him: We live in a fast and furious world and have little time to appreciate our loved ones. Let this special occasion speak volumes for your love for him. Openly talk of your feelings for him. This will be the most precious gift.

Invite his old friends: The best way to surprise him is by inviting his childhood friend over this Sunday for a barbeque session and allowing him to revisit his school days. Trust us, he'll adore you for this gift.

In case you are out of words to express your feelings, here are some beautiful messages to help you out.

1.You have been a great hero in my life, the greatest strength. Today, because of you I'm blessed in so many ways. From the bottom of my heart I want to say 'Thank You Dad for Everything'. I Love You.

2. You are the best. I love you so much. I don't think that even if I searched the world for years and years and years I would find someone that is as caring, as thoughtful, as hardworking as you. I love you.

3. Thank you for making me laugh even when I was sad! Thank you for being that shining light in my darkest night! Thank you for encouraging me to weave a new dream each morning, Thank you for always being there for me in my sad days and also, the happy ones!

Yes, I owe all that to you, You're my SUPERMAN, BATMAN, and SPIDER MAN. Yes Daddy, you're my BEST MAN!

4. "He never looks for praises, He's never one to boast

He just goes on quietly working, For those he loves the most

His dreams are seldom spoken, His wants are very few

And most of the time his worries, Will go unspoken too

He's there...A firm foundation, Through all our storms of life

A sturdy hand to hold to, In times of stress and strife.

A true friend we can turn to, When times are good or bad

One of our greatest blessings, The man that we call Dad."

5. When I was born,
You were there to catch me when I fall, whenever and wherever.
When I said my first words,
You were there for me,
to teach me the whole dictionary if need be.
When I took my first steps,
You were there to encourage me on.
When I had my first day at school,
you were there to give me advice and help me with my homework.
I still haven't finished school,
or walked down the aisle, or had my first child.
But I know you will be there for me through all these times and more, the good and bad.
So I just wrote this to say 'I LOVE YOU DAD