lately i've been reflecting on the many women in my life
who inspire me to be a better person.
i am so lucky to know many strong and confident women
...here are just a few of them...
who worked full time as a nurse
while my brothers and i were growing up,
and then went back to school
to update her knowledge and expand her horizons.
who stepped into a new and difficult position at work
with grace and perseverance,
even when things were disorganized and tensions were high.
who isn't afraid to try new things,
and who always makes me feel loved and accepted.
who has an incredible sense of style
and an adorable sense of humor.
who cares openly about everyone she meets
and makes everyone she meets feel cared about.
she is the nicest and most wonderful woman i know.
my yoga teacher
who is the most amazingly healthy and
physically strong woman i've ever met,
who is peaceful and friendly and positive all the time,
who encourages me in every yoga-related aspiration i have,
and who is currently working on her masters degree in hkin
to increase her knowledge of the physical side of yoga.
who, after finding herself single again after 20 years,
embraced her freedom with a determined force
that brings tears of pride to my eyes.
who is one of the strongest and most resilient women i know,
and who now lives with her dog tundra
in an adorable "bachelorette pad"
we laugh and chat whenever we get together,
and i love spending time with her.
my best friend
who barrels head-first through life
pursuing a career as a stage manager with cirque de soleil
and has already come closer in the one year she's been out of school
than i even imagined would be possible in such a short time.
who is perpetually positive in spite of any setbacks she has,
and who always tries to be frank and honest with herself
even when it's hard to do so.
who makes me feel like i'm not alone in facing
the quirks and struggles that we (as women) may go through
and who always knows just what to say to cheer me up.
who are the women in your life that you draw
strength and inspiration from?
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