A Woman's Worth

aking1614 By aking1614, 25th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens. She smiles when she feels like screaming, and she sings when she feels like crying. She cries when she’s happy and laughs when she’s afraid. Her love is unconditional. There’s only one thing wrong with her. She forgets what she’s worth!



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An Eye-Opening Experience

Having just wound up the annual Women’s Weekend at my church, I am tired and relieved, yet energized and inspired. In attending the various events I am always surprised to see another side of my sisters that I don’t get to see inside the church walls. I learn so much about their personalities that doesn’t come out in a choir rehearsal.

I also get to hear some words of wisdom from awesome and powerful women of God, empowering words that motivate me to keep reaching higher in every area of my life. The main focus of the discussions, sermons and teachings that went forth was, of course, our spiritual life, but some simply served as a reminder of some of the good attributes that women possess.

Now I readily admit that some women are catty, competitive, shallow, materialistic, manipulative, petty and even vindictive. But as a whole, womankind has the stuff that has allowed our species to survive thus far.

Women Are Strong

Women are the very backbone of the family and the church. We are there making sure things get done even if we (as is often the case) have to do it ourselves. We will work two jobs to ensure our children have what they need, while still cooking, cleaning, doing the dishes and the laundry. We may get frustrated, we may be brought to tears, but we will always push forward despite the load we carry on our shoulders.

Women Are Survivors

Did you ever sit back in awe wondering how women can manage to make something out of nothing? A woman can take a few dollars and somehow manage to feed her family dinner with it. She can take a small paycheck and stretch it until it yells “uncle”. There is something in women that seems to help them figure out how to get by on whatever they have on hand. Not to put men down, but most of the ones I know seem to always need more than they have, at least to hear them tell it.

Women Are Nurturers

Women seem to have a switch that they cannot turn off; they are programmed to take care of others and that is a good thing most of the time. There all times when we will run ourselves ragged, sacrificing everything we have for our loved ones. Women love with their whole being and they are born givers. They are sympathetic and caring and will always lend their shoulders for you to cry on.

Women Are Loyal, Faithful and Committed

Ask a woman to take on a task and she will stick with it until completion. Be her friend and she will do all she can to be an even better friend to you. Women are loyal, faithful and committed in everything they do. They keep their promises; the only thing that will keep them from fulfilling a promise is an act of God.

Women Are Peace-Makers and Peace-Keepers

In today’s dog-eat-dog world, where testosterone reigns supreme, it is women who make every effort to keep the peace. They are the ones who are willing to compromise and apologize to calm confrontations. Women are emotional and even hysterical at times, but once they step back and analyze the situation, their cooler heads will prevail. They are quick to forgive and reconcile.

Conclusion

So while there are exceptions to every rule, women as a whole can stand proud in the fact that the positives far outweigh the negatives. In a patriarchal society, the contributions of women often go unnoticed. I am here to remind all my sisters to never forget a woman’s worth.

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I am an engineer by trade, but a poet and songstress at heart. I started writing occasional articles online about five years ago, but poetry is still my first love.

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author avatar jayababy
27th Mar 2011 (#)

Good post. Liked it.

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author avatar D in The Darling
28th Mar 2011 (#)

I said it before; if the man is the head of the family, then the woman is the heart of the family. The head can take a nap and rest but the moment the heart rests, that's what we call death. It's true, those that are valuable don't go about boasting of their value. Ask a diamond! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

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author avatar Natalie
5th Apr 2011 (#)

That's BEAUTIFUL

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author avatar Dana
25th Aug 2011 (#)

so , you want to get married..lol.. where have you been all my life...lol

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author avatar D in The Darling
28th Mar 2011 (#)

This article reminds me of a song I wrote called "I Hate You And I Love You". It's another attribute to women!

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author avatar AnnH
30th Mar 2011 (#)

Nice post, beautifully written.

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author avatar Retired
13th Apr 2011 (#)

well done.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
17th Jul 2011 (#)

I loved this. Thank you so much ashan1614. You may want to check out my article "Fate and Free Will - in Praise of Women."

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author avatar aking1614
19th Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks Steve, I'll do that!

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author avatar Kev
21st Sep 2014 (#)

ashan1614, thankyou for your words, i have found them beautiful, uplifting,and inspiring! However,today, i came across your poem "a womans worth" on another womans facebook page! claiming she had written it!just fyi KAREN CORBETT

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author avatar Kev
21st Sep 2014 (#)

ashan1614, thankyou for your words, i have found them beautiful, uplifting,and inspiring! However,today, i came across your poem "a womans worth" on another womans facebook page! claiming she had written it!just fyi KAREN CORBETT

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author avatar Kev
21st Sep 2014 (#)

ashan1614, thankyou for your words, i have found them beautiful, uplifting,and inspiring! However,today, i came across your poem "a womans worth" on another womans facebook page! claiming she had written it!just fyi KAREN CORBETT

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author avatar Kev
21st Sep 2014 (#)

she has a butterfly for a profile pic and has shortened the title to "a woman"

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