You don't have to endorse Bud Light to appreciate the "Dude" humor of this ad campaign. Somehow they've managed to sum up the universal language of men into the word they all understand.
I've been married to a Dude for 26 years and I've gotta say there's still a lot I don't know about Dude-ness. There are many things I take for granted, like the fact that he's in charge of the lawn-mowing and the mechanical stuff. But there are other things that go deeper inside that Dude heart of his that I hope I appreciate as much as I should.
Dudes get a bad rap these days. They are the butt of jokes and the apes of sit-coms. Commercials make them look like complete idiots. Talk shows make the most out of their short-comings. It's easy to roll your eyes at their Dude mistakes or their lack of feminine sensitivity.
But if we haven't beat it out of our Dudes already, what they have to offer us is so much more than we can muster on our own. We want to tame our men just enough, but sometimes we go a little too far in our expectations. It's really not all that important that he be able to wrangle a bull or fix a motor or sip tea from a china cup.
What really matters is his heart, and his commitment to the life you have together. He may not wear his Dude heart on his sleeve, but he still needs to know that you love and appreciate who he is and what he's doing for your family.
Today's Small Thing is to find ways to appreciate your Dude. Let him know that you're still crazy about him and that he's the kind of guy that makes a girl feel lucky. Even if ya ain't really feelin it....your actions will mean more than you know.
POINTS: 50 for loving your Dude in a way you know he'll enjoy today....you choose what to do!
Don't have a Dude in your life? No worries, luv. Simply pray for the Dude that pastors your church, leads a small group, or pray for the Dude in the Oval Office.
ps sorry for all the references to beer in today's song....but I couldn't resist it.