It is rare to find a woman who understands what a divine creature she truly is. In my opinion, every woman is a priceless gem.
But if you tell her that, will she believe you? Not likely. Women are plagued with low self-esteem and countless misperceptions about womanhood. It breaks my heart. Why do women hurt themselves this way?
Here is what I wish women understood:
1. It is great to be a woman!
A woman is compassionate. She is long-suffering. She is understanding. She is nurturing. She is gentle. She is protective. She is loyal. She is intuitive. These are all feminine traits which our society seems to think are not important. Our society puts value in masculine traits such as agression, strength, force, impulsiveness, and violence. Our pop culture shows us heroines that demonstrate more and more of these masculine traits.
When was the last time a movie heroine saved the day by using her feminine traits? The last one I can think of is Pocahontas.
Consequently, young girls are growing up thinking that they need to exhibit these masculine traits to be recognized. This is false! You do not have to be like a man to be something remarkable. Embrace your feminine side! The world needs women every bit as much as it needs men.
2. Every woman is a princess and deserves to be treated like one.
So many women do not believe that they are a princess. They are burdened down by the heavy weight of low self-esteem.
Every picture a woman sees on the internet, every article she reads in a magazine, every movie she sees tells her that she is not good enough. Her whole life is a struggle against this unattainable ideal.
3. Happiness comes through loving, accepting, and respecting yourself.
A girl that respects herself dresses and acts like she respects herself. You will not be respected if you do not show that you respect yourself. Do you want people to respect you? Do you want to be treated like a princess? A girl that dresses herself respectfully will be treated like a princess; a girl that has no limit to what she will show off will be treated as an object. The more skin you show off, the more promiscuous you dress, the less you will be respected. Sure, you will get attention. But you won't be getting attention from prince charming. You will be getting attention from the pirates that are seeking the company of women for the one night they are on land. I think it is a crime against our own gender when we let ourselves be objectified in this way.
4. Being a mother is the most honorable career.
Yeah, yeah it's cliche but the sky really is your limit. You are not resctricted on anything because you are a woman. If you want it, fight for it! A woman is every bit as strong as a man. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Remember that you are a princess. Demand that you are treated that way. Do not settle for less than respect. Love and accept yourself the way you are. Take the responsibility of motherhood seriously. Reach to achieve your dreams. Realize that being a woman is an incredible thing!