10 Reasons Women Are AMAZING
"I think women are amazing because of all the hats they wear. Women are mothers, students, entrepreneurs, bakers, photographers, wives, artists, chauffeurs, doctors, and so much more. Women look for ways to make other people happy, to support their tribe, and to serve their loved ones. Even if most of the hats we try on are wannabe hats, we can love ourselves for at least trying them on. Women are amazing because we have enough love in us to make a difference & are strong enough to help others do the same." Jen Jurica, Elevate Everyday
#1: They Do It All Women have the capacity for so much more than fulfilling one role. We are friend. We are sister. We are wife. We are daughter. We are mother. We are mentor. Embracing the fact that we are able to help others in such different ways is something that sets us apart in a fantastic way! Multitasking is not something that comes easily to everyone (for instance mention to your husband the next time you see him how enjoyable it is to simultaneously feed, sooth and entertaining your 1-yr-old all while the plumber is over). It takes insight into ourselves to be able to fulfill so many roles, and help in so many different ways, yet we manage it all without smudging our mascara. Lets remember how much we do, and give ourselves a break!
#2: They Try Their Best When we sit back and think about it, there are a lot of things that don't come easily to us. But does that every stop us from trying our hardest? No. Women are willing to put in the time and the effort to become better, and they help lift and encourage others along the way. Round of applause for all the women who are trying new things and putting themselves outside their comfort zone! Whether you are learning to sew, training for a 5K, or are learning to breastfeed your newborn and refuse to give up. Being an amazing woman doesn't mean that you never fail, but that everyday you wake up you feel like you can keep trying to be a little bit better.
"Us women are pretty incredible, and there are endless reasons as to why I think we are amazing. But one of my favorites is the tenacity we all have to never give up. Within each of us is the desire to live and create the best life possible for ourselves and, if we are mothers, our children. When there’s a will, there’s a way. And I can’t tell you how many times I have seen women push through some of life’s hardest struggles and come out shining on the other end. The world can be a scary place. But when it’s filled with women whose sole focus is to make it better than it currently is, there isn’t much we need to fear." Michelle Petersen, The Mumsy Blog
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#3: They Never Give Up Shout out to all the ladies going through tough times (did we just become an interactive pop song?). But really, we all know what it is like to face a situation head on, and not be sure how things will turn out. Life is messy and things do not always work out the way we
planned. Sometimes it takes a pint of ice cream, a good cry and a hot shower to help us make it through the hard days and work towards better ones. We don't give up when things are hard, because women know that there is so much to fight for!
#4: They Care About Others A baby crying, a frazzled woman in the checkout line, or an overwhelmed mom on an airplane. We notice these things. We offer to help. We care about making things easier for the people around us. When you used to get so embarrassed by your mother helping to console a distressed toddler at the grocery store, you realize that she was only stepping in because she had a genuine concern for someone else. Women are kind, and gentle, and understanding. They are aware of each other. They pause to help, and listen. Lets remember that people need women who care to give us all faith in others. #5: They Understand Their Limitations There is never enough time. Like, ever. When you think you have your schedule down, something happens that throws a wrench in the entire plan. There is also not a single person who can do everything right all the time. Women recognize that they sometimes fall short. Women are humble. Women ask for help when needed. It's never easy to admit that we aren't perfect, but that's what makes women even more strong. They know there is no way they can always be at 100% and they know that doesn't make them anything less than amazing.
"Women are amazing because we are complex individuals made up of a myriad of different emotions. We have a talent of feeling all sorts of things at any given time. Take getting ready for our day: we can feel the excitement for a new day, intrigue for our meeting at 10, worry if we will get our list all done, confidence that we’ve got what it takes, and over analyzing if our outfit is the best choice…eeek, is this necklace right? Take listening to a friend: we can feel sympathy for their heartache, driven to action to want to help, gratitude for our own blessings, and hope for a brighter future, all within minutes. Our racing thoughts and emotions run through our mind like a ticker tape and then we scan for the best possible one. We are all about options. We are the master multi-taskers even within the walls of our own hearts and minds." Briana Johnson, The Life Beats Project
#6: They Sacrifice Women are willing to give up what they want to make sure that others are taken care of. Mothers are an amazing example of this trait, but they aren't the only ones who sacrifice their time, talents, and generosity. Women are so ready to help. When I think about the people in my life who I would trust the most to come help at a moment's notice, they are mostly the women in my life. The friend that will pick up my sick son, the sister who will help you write your graduate school essay, the wife who will spend hours cooking her husbands favorite meal. Women are willing to give of themselves, and in return they get the trust and admiration of those around them.