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In praise of men

A man in construction clothes and hard hat looking out at the world from  window in a building being built.  Thinking of the life he is building and what it is to be a man.

I respect men.

It is very hard to be a man.

I believe it is harder to be a man than to be a woman.

Some women will try to shame you by magnifying your faults while denying their own.

Some will not honor you. They do not see your value.

Seek out those who do!

Seek out those who appreciate you.

I am thankful for your love, your strength, your protection.

I am thankful to you for hauling out of bed every day to go to school, to go to work.

I am thankful that you do your work whatever it takes.

I see your courage.

I see your pain that you keep to yourself so those you love won’t worry.

You may feel you are not needed.

This is not so.

You are very much needed!

You are needed by your families, friends and loved ones.

You are needed by your community, country and world.

You may not have found your way yet.

May not even know what direction you want to go in.

That is OK. You will figure it out.

You will find the courage to discover who you are.

It will be a joy to grow. To build yourself as a man.

You will be happy as you begin to give your best to life.

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