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 🙂