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!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Monday Hero - Gentle Ginger

I first got to know Ginger when she asked for my assistance in successfully accomplishing tasks assigned in her psychology course ~ several seasons ago! Yet what I learned from just that initial contact is precious to me. 

Although I must have known it before, Ginger re-taught me the value of curiosity and learning, of seeking knowledge, of gathering information to better oneself. She taught me just how invaluable it is, to one's inner self, to continuously grow in knowledge, awareness, learning. . .thereby increasing one's wisdom in the process.  

Ginger is a joy to be around ~ indeed, she can chat with almost anyone about almost anything! And when she is with her daughter, you cannot help but find joy in their presence! For anyone who knows Ginger's daughter, I am sure you can determine that she is certainly what Ginger was at that age, right? Full of life, laughter, love for her surroundings, all mixed in with a bit of mischievousness!

Ginger, you are a light in a tunnel of gray, a glowing beacon for anyone who simply needs a friend. You are a seeker of truth, of honesty, of tact and dependability. You are my hero, dear friend, and I am grateful that God has allowed you to cross my path!