Women of Wisdom
I was thinking the other day about some certain women in my life and in history. These women have provided me with so much knowledge with regards to who I have become today. There are so many ‘women of wisdom’ in my life that I can often be found reading about, listening to, or texting for advice or answers.
Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water… Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady
One woman that comes to mind is Eve. She was the first of many events: The first woman, the first wife, the first mother, the first mother to lose a child, the first grandmother and so on. She was also the first to disobey God and so began a world with sin.
But! What can we learn from Eve?
We are not defined by our failures. Her world may have changed in that moment with the snake and apple – her world became difficult and hard, but she did raise a family and built a life with Adam. She persevered. She did not succumb to hardship (if she did, we would not be here).
Eve was the beginning of the many women of wisdom. We have learned a lot by her history and her life story. She has passed her legacy, her gifts, her strengths, her knowledge and her wisdom down to us today by not only her mistakes, but her successes.
Some more ‘Women of Wisdom’ figures that have influenced my life are:
- Joyce Meyer
- Rachel Hollis
- Lauren Daigle
- Candace Cameron-Bure
- My Mom
- My Friends
- My Daughter
- My Sister-In-Law
- My Mother-In-Law
The first few women are those who I may not have met in person, but have a place in my life daily through their books, devotionals, songs, videos, or quotes. They speak to my heart, uplift my spirits, provide answers to pending questions and sometimes (quite often actually) provide laughter with their stories.
The latter few are women in my life on a daily basis. These women are people I can lean on, cry with, struggle with, ask for help, laugh with, be helpful for their own needs, or simply just ‘be’ with.
Every single ‘women of wisdom’ in my daily life personally has influenced me greatly:
- My mom taught me to be strong, honest and the importance of family
- My friends have taught me the importance of acceptance and loyalty
- My daughter has taught me daily how to relax, be carefree, and unconditional love
- My sister-in-law has taught me how to be giving and a servant
- My mother-in-law has taught me how to laugh on a daily basis
Speaking of my mother-in-law – Today is her birthday. I want to wish her – from the bottom of my heart – a very happy day. She has always made me laugh with her humour and stories. I will honour her today with making one of her famous salads – her Rice Salad. A salad in which was deliciously eaten at every family get-together.
Do you have any ‘women of wisdom’ in your life? Do you have any female friends or family members who you can lean on? Be supportive to? Go to for help? If not, I encourage you to search out some groups, events, a church, or a sport to join in order to meet someone. We all need a friend – someone to lean on. If you are in need of someone and just need someone to talk with, I am also here for you. Click the button below if you are in need of a friend.