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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Rise by Lifting


I know I'm preaching to the choir when I say that it's hard to be a female.  Life is full of expectations, and self-esteem is a fragile thing.

Lately, I have encountered a lot of just flat out mean and negative women.   Grown women who can't handle not getting their way and react by turning other women against their one time friends over something insignificant.  Women who do nothing but put everyone and everything down.  Women who attempt to destroy relationships because the man they want to be with is happily dating someone else.  And quite frankly, I am over it.

Men don't really understand how hard it is to be a woman.  (And if a man does, God bless him.  He's a keeper.)  They don't understand the desire for perfect eyebrows, a great manicure, and forever wanting to weigh five pounds less.  But women do.  We know what it's like to wake up one morning and feel defeated because our hair won't lay properly or our dress gives us linebacker shoulders.  We know what it's like to be taken less seriously simply because of gender.  And it shouldn't be like that.


What's the solution?  In my opinion, it's kindness.  Pure, genuine kindness.  Nothing of the passive aggressive variety.

My goal for today is to be kind to everyone I meet, even the women who would stab me in the back just to watch me bleed.  Because at the end of the day, it says much more about them than it ever will me.  And what better way to lead than by example?

Happy Wednesday!  What's your goal for the day?

XX,

SS


11 comments:

  1. I am sorry you have been exposed to this behavior lately. Why do people seem to be so mean and put others down lately?! It pisses me off big time. Women can be so judgmental and oppressive, it has to stop now!

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    1. I agree! It is so sad, and it seems like it just gets worse. Hope you have a great day, M! Xo

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  2. Sorry to hear you are encountering mean girls. I've learned to just stay away from the people whose behavior brings me down.
    My goal is have lots of playtime and giggles with my toddler today.....love mommy tot time
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. That is a great goal to have! Hope y'all enjoyed your time together :)

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  3. Great post. That's one of my pet peeves, too. The best thing to do is give them a big smile and ask the Lord for strength, grace and patience towards them:)

    xo Hannah Kate

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    1. Thank you! You have such a great attitude about it :)

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  4. Agh, I'm sorry you've had to encounter those types of people! But hey, just like the second quote, smile and throw some kindness their way - sometimes it really does make a difference.
    xx, Mikkaela

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    1. I agree! Sometimes it's the only thing that you can do :) Have a great day!

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  5. Unfortunately there are people like this everywhere. Just gotta stay positive and keep your head up! Remaining positive is always the best strategy!


    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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    1. Thanks, dear! And you are right... positivity is key:) Great attitude!

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  6. You have the right idea girl. Just kill them with kindness..being mean never feels good anyways!

    xo, Maddy
    http://cassidylou.com

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