Thinking about a strong men we usually think about his biceps, his physical strength. That’s usually the first thing coming up.
A strong women is a totally different story. It’s the attitude, state of mind and ability believing in herself at any time.
“A strong women accepts both a compliment and criticism graciously, knowing that it takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.”
I couldn’t say it more beautiful. It is a quote I often think about. Being aware of the fact that it’s not simple to accept criticism. Not for me anyway. Growing older, it became easier. I see the value of a good criticism now and appreciate a constructive advice.
Being strong is not the same as hardheaded. And yessss, I used to be stubborn. But also that characteristic is settling down now 😉 However, I believe strong people need to be stubborn from time to time. They need to believe in their own values and stick with it.
There is one thing I am sure of. One thing I am thankful for… having a strong men besides me. Living with Bart allows me to be myself at any time. It allows me to grow. And for that… I will always have my gratitude.
A friend of mine, Esther, gives party’s called: women on fire (and only women allowed). What a wonderful idea to celebrate her friends like that. Esther is one of those women, and for her and any other beautiful, strong women out there, I want to say this…
“The strongest action for a women, is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.”
Wholeheartedly I hope I will be that stong woman who will fight her illness with dignity and proud being a… lady 🙂
I am at the place in my life where peace is my priority and negativity cannot exist.
I choose friends wisely and leave behind what is too heavy to drag with me. Have no energy nor the will to do otherwise. Need to focus on what’s good for me and stick with it. “Energy flows where intention goes”, I read often. So… I need to focus on positive intentions. There I want to find my mind.