Today I just wanted to share a bit of my heart with you. It has to do with being a woman and what I think of it.
As women we are so good at comparing and putting ourselves down. It is
easy to put up barriers based on our perceived differences, to protect
ourselves. We judge first to avoid being judged.
But when we do, we miss out on so much that is wonderful in the glorious
relationships women can have with each other. We miss having shoulders
to cry on, we miss the help when faced with challenges we have never
had to conquer before, we miss the make up tips. :)
A wise woman once said,
Mass media would have us believe that the Mommy Wars are necessary, that competing and outdoing each other is part of life, that anonymous or catty open letters on social media are the norm.
I am here to tell you that all of that is a lie. In every place I have lived, in every woman I have met, there is beauty and tenderness and love. If we will put aside our own fears and perceptions, we will realize that standing before us is someone who, though different in appearance, is so much like us we can't believe it. In each woman we meet, regardless of differences in age, upbringing, social standing or clothing size, there is a potential friend. Someone who wants to be accepted, appreciated and needed.
My challenge to you this week: Go make a new friend. Look around your neighborhood, your church, your work, your community- and find someone you can get to know better. Share a bit of yourself with her. Open up. Don't be afraid and don't make the assumption that she doesn't need or want to know you. Just give it a shot and let me know how it goes.
We as women need each other and we can create amazing things when we work together. Let's go change the world.