The Woman’s Way
As the fall season approaches in the northern hemisphere, the fruits of the season are harvested and often it was the woman that was involved in that harvest as she was responsible for the planting of the crops. Femininity has always represented fertility, compassion and gentleness. In days of yore it was the female that bore the children, looked after the family and household and nourished the family with plants grown in the garden. The woman’s role has changed over the years, but females are still drawn to looking after others with loving kindness. Females still feel responsible for this role, as it is as much a part of us as our own names. We feel we need to help grow and nurture things in our lives, whether that is our families, a career or volunteer position, and it can take toil on our health and energy.
Today, females need to be aware of ways to accomplish their dreams without sacrificing themselves. Following these following three ideals will help every woman along the way. First, every woman needs to honour herself. This means taking time for herself, whether that is just time alone, doing things for herself and taking the time to remember whom she is. These things need to be scheduled into our busy days, whether it is time to relax, or do something that you really want to do or go out for a fun evening. Part of this is accepting help when needed. Don’t try to do everything by yourself. Second, every woman needs to learn to do things to empower herself. She should feel strong and proud of whom she is. This may mean taking a new course to learn something that will help yourself or others. Continue to expand your mind and boundaries and be open to new experiences. Taking courses really allows one to learn about one’s self. And with this knowledge one is able to understand others on an even deeper level. Lastly, every female needs to keep room in their lives for joy. Love life and love yourself. It is simple to say, but sometimes hard to remember. Always stay positive, smile, laugh and enjoy the little things rather than be waiting for something you believe is unobtainable. And with love in your life, miraculous things will happen.
Even if you feel the responsibility to look after everyone and everything, you must look after yourself first. You may need to work hard, but reward yourself too, not just after the harvest, but before and during those times too. Everyone will be rewarded with your feelings of love.
Wanda Davis, M.Sc., B.Sc., B.Ed.
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