I remember as a little, tiny girl being afraid of those towering giants in my life. There were only two giant men that I took to early on without fear and they were my Father and Grandfather.
While I understand that not every man is full of care, compassion and concern for the women and children in his world and those that are quietly observing, (make no mistake, they are observing and retaining what they observe) I also understand that there are men that want to be a force for good in this world.
I applaud you and want to encourage you to continue to be a Giant!
Here are some ways we can all be Giants, but Men, please…. Continue to stand up and be HUGE!
Giant of Compassion – Men in particular usually have a hard time comfortably displaying their emotions and showing compassion isn’t always the easiest. I know that kindness is there, filling your heart…let it flow freely.
Giant of Love – Continue to love and allow yourself to be loved – even when love hurts.
Giant of Giving – Giving of what you have doesn’t always come naturally, but we can condition our hearts to be a giant in this area. Don’t focus on what you are giving, or to whom. Just give what you can and show others that there is nothing like it.
Giant of Laughter – With the weight of the responsibilities that you bare, sometimes it is just good to sit back and do fun things. Laugh daily and share freely.
Giant of Family – YOU head up the family, you are responsible, you direct, guide and shelter. Be there, be part of what goes on, share your heart with those in your family freely. Be authentic and in doing so, you will raise up giants of your own.
Giant of a Husband – Men if you are married, the best thing you can do is to continue to date and spoil your wife. Find out, if you’ve forgotten, what little things she adores and spoil her with them. Yes, we ladies need to do the same thing, but we gals are creatures of response and she will react. But, honestly…don’t do this just to “get” something in return….do this because you are a giant and are willing to do it because it is the right thing to do.
Giant of a Friend – Men, go and do some men stuff. Encourage each other and have fun. Take time to be a friend.
Giant of an Example – There are little eyes watching you and you won’t even realize it. You will cause someone, somewhere to remember something that you did…something you considered insignificant and yet, in that moment it was larger than life to the onlooker. You are always inspiring someone and being an influence. The question is, are you inspiring great things or are you inspiring a lackadaisical attitude?
Giant of Wisdom – You have experiences that no one else around you has. You can share what you’ve learned and those around you that are truly wise will learn from you. Share freely.
Lastly guys, remember, you are completely loved and adored by someone.
YOU ARE a giant in their eyes. Treasure that, protect that and use it.
Gals – you can be a giant to! I hope you will be.
Your turn! How can we be giants to those little eyes that are watching everything we say and do? Don’t miss your opportunity to be heard here.
Dear Dad, you are already a HERO, just because you are a dad… be the best influence you can be without guilt
Dear Dad, I know you are busy with work &providing for the family, but provide memories too
Dear Dad, I know we are all special BUT never, ever forget that you are loved & adored
Dear Dad, even when I think I know it ALL, YOU still be the parent. I’m too young to make big decisions.
Dear Dad, laughter is the best medicine, but never forget tears are healing
Dear Dad, Even though guys are macho, we still need to hear “i love you”
Dear Dad, I know you want to give me the best of everything, but make me be responsible for what you give me
Dear Dad, we love big squishy bear hugs
Dear Dad, help me to own my mistakes, don’t enable me or excuse my actions
Dear Dad, I love you
Dear Dad, help me to own my mistakes, don’t enable me or excuse my actions #FathersDay
— Marie Wikle (@spreadingJOY) June 17, 2012
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