Thursday, September 09, 2004

Inspiration, Wisdom, Encouragement, Love

From my former boss, dear friend, fellow Virgo, and soul-sister, Via Email:

"What's Up With Her?"

There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a close look at herself. Not at her circumstance, not at what she did, not how unfair life is, or not at whom made you do it. She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection.

Have you ever admired a woman who has been through changes in her life? Or have you made up in your mind that she is just messed up. Before you make this mistake, take a closer look. A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom, someone who has been chosen by God to go through things that have made her stronger.

Think of all the great women in the bible: Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Naomi, the woman with an issue of blood flow, and Esther, to name a few. Mary was a prostitute,
(uh, this isn't exactly agreed upon by all, but we'll go with it for now) a very uneasy woman. But by the time Jesus was done with her, she was His closest follower. Esther was unfortunate in marrying an abusive man, but by the time God was done with her, she had married one of the wealthiest men in the land.

Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her up. Before you wonder, 'What's up with her?' ask yourself, 'What's up with me?' That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend, or co-worker, etc. That woman could be me. Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let's build and encourage each other, as did Ruth and Naomi.

Pass this to all the women in your life. Encourage and Love, Forgive and Forget, and trust that the woman that receives this will be touched in some way.

May peace and love be upon you.


Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but FAITH looks up.

Blessed be.


Anonymous said...

I have a friend named Cleo - he was a clown witht eh circus for many years and is an amazing actor - not to mention an old but dear queen who can tell a story like no one. He always says, "Ah nevah lahked huh" (I never liker her). I was the one who let the cat out of the bag when I announced this was Cleo's way of saying I love you.

"giggle - yah raht Air-own"

- A

Zenchick said...

oh, A-MEN, sister!
and, as a social worker and aspiring Buddhist, I can implore all to do this with every human being...not just the female ones :)
Thanks for posting this.

Jennirhiow said...

that was very inspiring... thank you for posting it..

Frank said...

This would fill me with female solidarity, if not for that pesky penis of mine.