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, October 31, 2011

My Monday Hero ~ Splendid Cynthia

For someone so fun and funny and full of life, there are precious few photos of Splendid Cynthia! The smile she shares here is just a smidgen of her humor, with a quick wit accompanying her kind words. 

Cynthia is one of those rare finds ~ the woman who remembers the small things in life. Altho' she has been to my home on only a few occasions, she will randomly hand a small gift to me which is either totally my interior decorating style or something boasting my favorite color! While many of us never realize the value of "intermittent rewards" (a behavioral modification term), Cynthia practices it regularly. By providing kind deeds, words, gifts, and thoughts in a seemingly random manner, Cynthia prompts others to do their best in friendships and in life.

With an opera-star voice, Cynthia could shatter the finest windows in the most abundant cathedrals. She can easily reach those ultra-high notes on the scale that I have to think about just to be able to read them on sheet music! And she sings them with clarity and vigor. Incredible, indeed!

Cynthia, you are my hero. . .my "angelic-voiced" friend. Were it so that I could have a portion of your natural musical ability!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to a woman who must be a blessing and an incredible example to all! Your comments give me pause, I will try and emulate her deeds more. Nothing can lift me more than a kind word or act. There seems to be a need for us to be acknowledged, not necessarily praised, but letting us know that we are valued and are doing our best. She sounds like a wonderful friend!