Funny how the world sees "real women. . ."

Evidenced by all the Real Housewives of. . . shows which seem to be overtaking our televisions, it appears that the world believes we should all be wealthy, pampered, enviable, catty, curvaceous, gorgeous, and more. While we may be gorgeous, most of us are not rich or spoiled or even catty. We are ~ simply put ~ real.

The idea for this blog came after watching a few of those real housewives shows and realizing just how skewed the views of everyday life can be through the eyes of these women. Particularly to those of us in the trenches, working day-in-day-out to take care of ourselves, our children, our parents, our spouses/partners. Those of us who are out there earning a living, who may be dealing with catastrophic events or troubled children or medical issues or partner concerns.

This is a call to all women everywhere who live everyday lives and who want to simply do their best as they love all, laugh often, and live fully. Let us unite with our whole heart and soul, with humanity and grace, with vigor and hope. We are women and we are thankful to be so!

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Monday Hero - Louise

So many times over the past half-dozen years or so, I have been blessed to have Louise cross my path, initially as a colleague and co-worker, and ultimately as a friend. There are few women in this world who seem to match up to my idea of what a "friend" is ~ yet Louise is, indeed, one of those few.

A mild-mannered Southern girl, Louise is articulate and very well-spoken. She is a lover of all that life has to offer, and her family are the blessed recipients of her never-ending compassion. Louise is truly one of those women who is easy to like, easy to be around, and easy to confide in. She is also quite self-possessed ~ her southern flair would never allow her to impose her opinions on others, yet she does what she believes in and believes in what she does.

Not too long ago Louise left her Alaskan home to return to her roots in the South, close to long-time friends and extended family. She is missed greatly, and yet I will always know that with Louise is a friend and confidant, a woman of kindness and virtue. One who ~ upon becoming your friend ~ will always be there regardless of the geographical distance which may separate.

Louise, I adore you, I admire you. I commend your womanhood and esteem your earnest sincerity. You are this week's Monday Hero, and I am grateful to call you  my friend!

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet tribute! Surely Louise counts you as one of her choice friends!
    Love you and love reading your beautiful words!