I’ve been thinking today about what makes a warrior woman.
A warrior woman is someone who defends core values. She stands up for what is right. She defends children and family. She stand for peace. She stands her ground and, if necessary, pushes for change. She isn’t really about glory and is often going about doing good unnoticed. However, she is not above making a fuss is one is called for. A woman warrior possess as much strength, determination, and fortitude as any man. She is willing to take up arms and to fight relentlessly if push comes to shove. This is especially true when she picks up spiritual arms, the sword of truth and a shield of faith. (My favorite warrior women are these kinds of warriors). Despite what you may perceive, warrior women can be fierce, yet receptive, sensitive and nurturing. Ask any mama bear. 🙂
I think this quote states it nicely.
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you want to go to bed with satisfaction.” – Unknown Author
A woman warrior has a “can do” spirit. This spirit drives her towards accomplishing her goals. When faced with limitations, disappointment or opposition, a warrior woman gets more determined than ever to make something happen. She does not take “no” for an answer.
A warrior woman knows that her words are powerful. She knows that her opinion counts. She knows that she has something important to share with the world. She chooses her words wisely. She explains her position well and considers the feelings of others before she opens her mouth.
A warrior woman is powerful inside and out. She has faith. She knows she can say, “move” and that mountain will move… eventually.
A Warrior woman is courageous. In the face of danger she is brave. She will confront whatever threatens her well being and the well being of those she loves. She chooses “fight” over “flight” any day.
“We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies -” – Emily Dickinson
A warrior woman sees herself as God sees her. She sees her own beauty. She is pleased to be a daughter of God.
I am working on being a warrior woman. I am working on being a woman of strength. I am working on being a warrior woman who is not afraid to speak truth and stand for truth. I am working on being a warrior woman who goes after my dreams and achieves them. I am working on being a warrior woman who sees no task as too hard, no mountain too high. I am working on being a warrior woman who isn’t afraid to get in there with two hands and even to get dirty. I am working on feeling powerful and developing my faith. I am working on saying wise things and thinking before speaking. I am working on being brave.
Because I want desperately for my 4 girls and my grand daughters to know that they can be warriors… take that back… that they are warriors. The only way I can think to truly help them is to show them how.