Thursday, June 10, 2010

Warrior Women

Last week I visited with my friend Janet. She is going through some tough struggles but she doesn't let it get her down, or not for long. During our conversation, Janet mentioned that a particular woman was a warrior. Janet was right. It made me think of all the women I know and lucky for me, most of them are warriors. Women, who get involved in issues, take charge of their lives, and stand unwavering for what they believe, no matter what the word throws at them.

I am fortunate and blessed to have so many strong, positive and friends. If you put them in a room, it would appear they have nothing in common. They have various political and religious beliefs. Some are married, some single, they are skinny,
rubensques, tall, short, sick, healthy, mother's, career women, business owners, college graduates, and high school dropouts, but the one thing they have in common is their strength.

Their strength makes them warrior women. These warrior women have been knocked down, pronounced dead, and lost everything they ever owned, yet they pull themselves out of the rubble and run through life's brambles barefooted, toward their dreams. A few of my friends have illnesses, maladies that most people would resign to death. Each day they wake, work, contribute to society, and continue to push forward.

I am blessed to have all of them as friends, they are all an inspiration.


Five Qualities of a Warrior Woman

  1. Sense of self. They know who they are and accept all of it, including their shortcomings.
  2. Self reliance: They don't look to someone else to solve their problems.
  3. Strong faith. They believe in God, A Supreme Being or Force
  4. Belief in their personal dream for success.
  5. Recognize and overcome their fears.