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Saturday, April 09, 2005

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Today's post is to my woman readers. May each day bring you closer to self-awareness. I hope that each day you grow stronger emotionally and closer to that strong woman that resides in each and every one of us. She is not the woman on the front of a magazine but the woman at the grocery store, the mom of that stays at home with her children or the other mom that has taken the courage to move to the other side of the country. She is not the woman that appears each day on the TV screen but the one now retired lady that considers herself old (she's not!). She is the young student completing her PhD, and another that just completed her MBA. She is the single mom that has had her life changed more than she ever though possible by a son and writes letters to him for when he is grown. She is the lady that is seeking her Higher Power once again and the other on a journey of self-discovery. She is the one considering moving to a country on the other side of the world even though she must wonder if what she is doing is right. She is also the woman that wonders if she has grown in another direction from her mate but knows she is still crazy in love with him. She is the single mom that is getting ready to send her daughter off to school; doing what she knows is right even though it causes her heart to ache just a little. She is the woman with cancer that gets up every day and still remains hopeful, optimistic and cheerful and she is the woman that runs for people with cancer. She is that woman that lives with another woman that others whisper questions about but she is not afraid to say, "I am a Lesbian". She is the mom that is going to be a grandma soon and has taken her young daughter back into her home. She is also the pregnant woman that thinks there is something wrong with her because her house is a mess. (She is so Very Normal!). She is also that woman that is trying to lose weight but looks fabulous as she is. And she is the woman watching her Mom being taken away from her in a way worse way than death.
She is liberal. She is conservative. Her children are her life. She doesn't want children. She is large. She is petite. She loves chocolate. She hates vegetable but eats them because the kids are watching. In each of these woman is a small part that each of us want to become. She is strong. She is courageous. She is a woman!
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Ever close your eyes?
Ever stop and listen?
Ever feel alive
and you've nothing missing?
You don't need a reason
let the day go on and on!

Let the rain fall down
everywhere around you
give into it now
let the day surround you
you don't need a reason
let the rain go on and on!

What a day what a day to take to
what a way what a way
to make it through
what a day what a day
to take to a wild child!

Only take the time
from the helter skelter
Every day you find
everything's in kilter
You don't need a reason
let the day go on and on!

Every summer sun
Every winter evening
Every spring to come
Every autumn leaving
You don't need a reason,
let it all go on and on!

What a day what a day to take to
what a way what a way
to make it through
what a day what a day
to take to a wild child!
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(Daily Yay! I just had hit # 5,000! YAY!)

7 Comments:

Blogger thequeen said...

Love It!!!!
How beautiful:)

10:23 PM  
Blogger deni said...

That was sooo beautiful, thank you for that.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I'm sure we can all see ourselves somewhere in there. Wanting to see ourselves as something else, and missing the wonderful person we are.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Crazy Single Mom said...

I loved that! Although another screen kept popping up about license thngs, what is that??? I had to wait until the blog loaded so I could read it and stop it so it wouldn't go into the other screen. It was well worth it to read such a well written post!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

Beautiful...

4:26 PM  
Blogger Ms. Q said...

Thank you! That is beautiful indeed! Also, thank you for all the encouragement you've given to me.

6:15 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

Hi Barbara, your entry today reminded me of something that a friend sent me, and I wanted to share it with you. I think you'll appreciate it, too:

A poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her "beauty tips." It was read at her funeral years later.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

1:25 PM  

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