Male role models are abundant, aren’t they? A couple that come to mind include John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Not so sure about the politicians and athletes of today qualifying as role models, but I will admit to looking up to Peyton Manning. None of these men were perfect, nor were they readily accessible in my life.
For that, each of us has to turn to the men who were involved in our daily lives. Men like fathers, uncles, grandfathers, friends, bosses and colleagues. Those are the men we appreciate for so many things.
Admiring someone and appreciating someone are two different things:
When we admire the men we look up to, we might learn about:
When we appreciate someone, that is an entirely different level of respect and esteem, isn’t it?
The list could go on for a long time of all the lessons I have learned from men in my life. I’m sure your list would be equally as long.
When these men age, they may seem to lose some of the strength to do battle every day, but the skills, wisdom and love they shared continues to evolve. Maybe they need someone to help now with the carpentry or the farm, but we are able to do that because they have shown us the way.
Giving back to men with strength is not always easy. They don’t like to admit that they need help or, even less will they admit they want the help.
At Keeping In Touch Solutions, we have Care Callers who talk with senior men every day. They enjoy a conversation just as much as women. So, if your dad, grandpa or uncle could benefit from a daily check-in call, don’t worry, even though they might say, “Nah, don’t bother,” they will appreciate it in the end.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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