Strength is something you find when you need it. At times, we all feel like we are not strong enough. Like one more thing will bring our lives toppling to the ground. We all have periods in life that make us cry out and wonder if we can take it anymore. But, before we know it, the time has passed, and we have made it through to the other side. Somewhere we found strength. It’s something we take for granted. At times, it’s something I think we are afraid of. We like to lean on others, let them protect us, care for us. We like to give up, place blame, and be safe. It can be scary to be strong…because we might have to be strong again. And with strength comes uncertainty. With strength there may be failure. But, with strength there may also be victory. And with victory, there is growth and self respect.
Beauty. Beauty is something we have, but must accept. It takes strength to see true beauty. The world would like us to see beauty one way. We use words like homely, and kind, and “good personality” to remind each other that society likes one kind of beauty. But, the truth is, we all have beauty. We just have to have the strength to accept it. I believe a strong woman is a beautiful woman. All shapes, all sizes, all colors. When a woman knows who she is, and lets her strength shine, she exudes beauty. She doesn’t hide behind false assumptions. Doesn’t escape in the excuse that she is not worth pampering, caring for, or even wearing clothes that make her feel good. She doesn’t envelope herself in the lie that her shape is not acceptable because it’s not like the ones in magazines. No, this woman shines in the strength she was given, and never looks back.
Poise. Poise is the ability to be both. And so, a woman of Poise is strong of spirit and beautiful of soul. She has found the strength to to move through the hard things, and the strength to believe in the beauty she possesses. She can hold her head high and know that what she has to offer is enough. Enough for the world, and most importantly enough for her. So my lovelies, today hear me say that you are enough. Be STRONG in self, be BEAUTIFUL in spirit, and be a woman of POISE.