“I hate Father’s Day,” the bootless guy said.
“Dude, that’s weird. Why?”
“People go all out for one day then forget about the meaning of the celebration every other 364 days. I get to hear how awesome of a guy I am for one whole entire day, but then the very next day it’ll be back to being bagged on for everything I DON’T do. It’s bogus.”
It was an insightful conversation to eavesdrop on and I began to think of the dude’s in my own life: my dad, my husband, my step-dad, my father-in-law, my Grandpa’s, my brother-in-laws, my nephews and all my guy friends.
When I am around these men, do I take a few moments to tell them what a great job they’re doing? Do I pat them on the back and acknowledge how hard they work and how hard they try to live with integrity and character in such a tough society?
I bet it’s hard to be a man. I’m betting they could ALL use a little more encouragement.
Maybe it’s time us girls start being as strong for them as we expect them to be for us!