A good woman is proud.
She respects herself and others.
She is aware of who she is.
She neither seeks definition from her man,
nor does she expect him to read her mind.
She is quite capable of articulating her needs.
A good woman is a strong woman.
She recognizes that her strength
is weakened by attitudes that suggest
that she doesn't need a man.
We all know that is not true.
We do need lots of loving.
A good woman is hopeful.
She is strong enough to make
all her dreams come true.
She knows love, therefore she gives love.
She recognizes that her love
has great value and must be reciprocated.
If her love is taken for granted,
it soon disappears.
A good woman has a dash of inspiration
and a dabble of endurance.
She knows that she will at times
have to inspire others to reach their potential.
A good woman knows her past,
understands her present,
and forces toward the future.
A good woman knows God.
She knows that with Him
the world is her playground,
but without God
she will just be played with.
A good woman does not live in fear
of the future because of her past.
Instead, she understands that her
life experiences are merely lessons
meant to bring her closer to self-knowledge
and unconditional self-love.
Thank you, friend. I never came to you,
my friend, and went away without
some new enrichment on the heart;
more faith and less of doubt,
more courage in the days ahead.
And often in great need coming to you,
I went away comforted indeed.
How can I find the shining word,
the glowing phrase that tells all
that your love has meant to me,
all that your friendship spells?
There is no word, no phrase for you
on whom I so depend.
All I can say to you is this,
God bless you, precious friend.
~Grace Noll Crowell~
© Tina's Prayer Gate
May 18, 2014