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To all the under appreciated dad’s out there: thanks.  So much is expected of you from family, work, friends, society yet you march on.  Good for you.  Wives and mothers get lots of praise and support (as they should!) but culture tends to be quite on all the dads out there.  We are often depicted as overweight incompetent losers by popular media.  Rarely is there a positive depiction of fathers or husbands on popular media.  Well, we don’t need them because we’re lions.

Be the freaking beast God created you to be.  You are a lion!  We forge our own paths, we hunt to provide for our families, and we could care less what the other animals think of us.  You are appreciated.  Don’t succumb to the mediocrity our culture expects from us.  I know the weight you feel.  I know you aren’t valued by many.  But even if no one ever thanks you, press on.  Your deeds may go uncelebrated.  Your hard-work at a job you probably don’t like expected.  Your efforts to be a good husband and father overlooked.

But you’re a lion.  Pick yourself up and keep going.  Set the tone in your home.  Expect more out of life than just scraping by.  You’ve achieved the greatest gift and responsibility any man could ever have – being a husband and a father.  No culture or job can ever take that away from you.  You are appreciated!  Don’t lose heart.  Go win the day and be the best father and husband you can be.

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