It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, January 25, 2010

Chapter 1, Page 25, Book 10

I often feel like I am the furthest thing from strong that there is.

But then I read this…

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape —
But a woman of strength looks

deep inside to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything —
But a woman of strength shows
courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her —
But a woman of strength give
the best of herself to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future —
But a woman of strength realizes
life's mistakes can also be bles
sings and capitalizes on them.

A strong woman walks sure footedly
But a woman of strength knows
when to ask for help.

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face
But a woman of strength wears
an aura of grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey
But a woman of strength has faith
that it is in the journey that she will b
ecome strong.
Author Unknown

No I’m not a strong woman but I am a woman of strength.

Outer strength takes persistence, time and a commitment to regular exercise. Inner strength requires exactly the same thing. It won’t happen overnight but once you start, you’ll notice you’re feeling a little stronger inside, day by day.

Exercise every aspect of your mind on a regular basis. Exercise your courage and sense of adventure by seizing new experiences. Exercise your patience and wisdom by taking time to think things through. Exercise your determination, persistence and commitment to self-improvement by deciding that no matter how long it takes, you’re going to become a stronger woman – starting today!

Life will always present you with opportunities to succeed, as well as reasons to quit. Rise above the temptation to quit and find an incentive not to give in.

Did you know that…

Women have strengths that amaze ...

They carry children, they carry hardships, they carry burdens,
yet they hold faith, happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.

They volunteer for good causes.
They are pink ladies in hospitals, they bring food to shut ins.
They are senators, educators, childcare workers, executives, attorneys,
truck drivers, pilots, stay at home moms and your neighbors.

They fight for what they believe in. They stand up against injustice.
They write to the "powers that be" for things that make for a better life.
They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They can wipe a tear, cover a cut and pat you on the back at the same time.
They go without new shoes so their children can have them.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They tell people that need to be told to straighten up their act.
They lend a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen
and a voice to make suggestions.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They have sorrow at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They can round up energy, even when they are tired.
They can stay up a little longer to talk to someone that needs a friend.

Women do more than give birth. They bring peace and hope.
They give compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
They weep with joy when their children excel,
and cheer when loved ones get awards.

Women want people to grow into the best person they can be.
They want to touch you in a way that
will make you share your goodness with others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair
... true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes because
that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world spin!

Author Unknown

Have a great Monday!

‘On Ya’-ma


Sugar said...

wonderful post!
have a delightful week.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Whoo-Hoo! Thank you MA! This is just the post I needed to begin my day! Bless you! Keep Warm....Sharon

LYN said...


Kath said...

Yes and I say you are a woman of strength also beautiful on the outside and the inside.Thankyou for sharing this.I know for sure I am a woman of strength.I hope your Monday is a nice easy quiet one, and one where the day passes quickly for you.Safe journeys Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Scrappy quilter said...

A perfect post to start the week. Have a wonderful one. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Ma...great posting...wonderful words of wisdom for us all...and being strong is never easy...for me I work at it always...and the one thought that came to my mind (I don't know why) was about the way "ships" are named after women...and are always called "she"!!! because they are strong..take tasks seriously etc??? I find that interesting....again thanks for sharing...hugs and God Bless...Ora

Sybil said...

What a wonderful posting today always do wnchant me with your words...but today...well...outstanding.
Take care God Bless
Love sybil xx

grammy said...

I loved this post and just caught up on some I had missed (o: Hope you have a great week.

Lucy said...

Great words of encouragement for anyone! We are always stronger than we think though... don't forget that!

betty said...

I liked the description of a woman of strength, and you definitely, Ma, fit that description

such an excerlent post today; lots of good information to think about :)