“The best kinds of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see the sun where you once saw the clouds.” – Anonymous
Women since the beginning of time have empowered, encouraged, and shown compassion toward one another. As you go through life, there are going to be those women who make an imprint on your heart. Maybe it was something they said that changed your life forever. It could have been their support during a very difficult time. Sometimes it’s a teacher who went above and beyond their duty to help you succeed. It is these women who help shape us into who we were called to be. As you reflect, can you think of that woman or women who changed your life forever?
Every woman has a calling to touch someone else’s life. Think about who touched yours. Was it your grandmother with her paper-thin skin who showed you how to wrap a tamale? Maybe it was that amazing boss who actually believed in you. Who taught you attitude is more important than output or not to get discouraged when problems arise? Chances are, there is a significant woman who listened to the sorrows of your broken heart and showed you how to move forward. Some women become second mothers to others. Other times, when a child doesn’t receive value from their own parents, they will find that somewhere along the way, a special woman happened to love them as their own. Do you have a special mother figure in your life? Did she help shape who you are today? If you have experienced these types of earth angels, it is part of your own calling to pay it forward.
When you give back, you will see the stains from your past become the painting of your future. It could be that your child’s friend has low self-esteem. You may just be the one God put in their life to show them their true worth. A co-worker going through a divorce comes to you for comfort because you’re going to end up showing them how to love themselves enough to love again. As you live life, think about how you can empower someone else. What do you have to offer a woman who may be in need? As you consider the miracles in your life’s journey that are filled with influential women, embrace the fact that you are one as well. Pay it forward by giving back what was freely given to you. Share your knowledge, experiences and talents with other women. Show her the same kind of unconditional love someone once showed you and be an inspiration today!
Sabrina Short, Staff Writer