Empowering the Women Around You
“Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing.” -Phylicia Rashad
Women are strong on their own but, when we link together, the real magic unfolds. We must tap into the power source that is our village, our tribe, our circle. Life is much more fun and enjoyable when we are celebrating and championing the women in our lives, and not letting things like insecurity, competition or jealousy tarnish our connection with them.
I have the honor of doing life with some really incredible women. They are some of the wisest and strongest women I know. These women live their lives with an authenticity that compels me to want to love others better. My village of women rally around me in my low moments and celebrate with me in my victory moments. They gently speak the truth to me when my brain feels foggy and I can't see clearly myself. My village of women cover and protect me (and my babies) they listen, they affirm, they pray and they even challenge me when I need it. They've cried with me, held my babies, nursed my baby (true story) and the list goes on. I don't know where I'd be without them.
Remember, friendship with others should always feel safe and refreshing. Your circle of women should feel like an exhale and a space where you can be freely you.
How can you honor the women in your life today? Is there a woman that you need to thank? Is there a phone call that you need to make or a conversation that you need to have? Speaking life and affirmation holds power. Watch and listen closely to someone’s response once you've affirmed them.
Let us never waste an opportunity to vocalize our love and admiration for the women around us. If you notice something special about another woman, speak it out and let her know. Ladies, we need each other!