Day 19 of 100 Days on how to treat men right and lead with your heart in relationship and daily interactions with men.
#19 Value the daily happiness of men.
How often do you take the time to wonder: I wonder if that man is happy? I wonder if men are happy with how they are being presented in society? I wonder if men are happy having their human rights being dismissed as laughable? It’s something to wonder and that is the first step.
Then must come action: What am I going to do today to add to the daily happiness of men?
You can do so by being conscious of what your partner needs to support his daily happiness. It can be something as simple as giving him an hour to unwind when he comes home from work [Advice Day #6], or doing something that nurtures him, or whatever support he needs from you. You are his partner, he trusts you to support him when needed, make sure to be there for him.
You can value the daily happiness of men in your family by slowing down and being conscious of how the men in your family are doing. Do they need support from you or someone? Stay conscious and keep the lines of communication open.
You can value the daily happiness of men by opening your heart to listen to men who are your friends and being a good and present friend. If one of your male friends expresses an upset- listen and listen carefully. Is there anything you can do for him? Sometimes the listening itself is a great way to value his happiness. If he is still in pain, stay with him and be there fore him. If you can’t, make sure you stay aware and check in with him with sincerity. Do it with your heart open if not it will show.
You can value the daily happiness of men in the world by volunteering in a soup kitchen for homeless men, volunteering in a Veterans Hospital, and more volunteer positions that benefit men. You can also donate to organizations that benefit men such as http://www.amen.ie/donate.html that supports male victims of domestic violence who are primarily run on donations.
When has this been done? When have we as a society valued the daily happiness of men? When was the last time you as a woman valued the daily happiness of the man in your life? Of the men around you? Of men? If you do and are aware, beautiful. If not, time to check in and see what you can do to shift into being conscious of the daily happiness of men and being active in support of men’s happiness.
Men are 4x more likely to commit suicide than women. A fact that makes it hard to ignore how little society has put value on the daily happiness of men. It’s time to change that. Do your part. Open your heart and be there for men.
Statistics on male suicide rates: