Sunday, June 23, 2013

Celebrating the Women in Our Lives

Hi friends! I hope your weekend was filled with fun summery things.  Today, I'm excited to share a "female friendly" post to celebrate the women in our lives who've helped shape the people we are today.  When I was asked to share a word of wisdom from an influential female in my life I knew just who to pick- my superhuman Grandma Nola.  

Grandma Nola is a force to be reckoned with, feisty with firey red hair, a beautiful spirit for truly helping other people (I'm talking sponsoring entire families not related to her), and cooks the best-tasting homemade meals with love.  She grew up on a farm and can sew with the best of em, and will find a solution to any medical problem you're having after researching all on her own.  She is fiercely independent and always encourages women to get an education and live life on their own terms.  She's Facebook, Internet, and email savvy too! She also happens to read this blog everyday so I know she'll get a kick out of this post. 

    me // mom // grandma Nola (2004- law school graduation)                        baby brother // grandma Nola 

The words of wisdom that Grandma Nola instilled in me from a very young age are
As women especially, we can easily forget this simple sentiment as we go about our lives raising kids, keeping house, and taking care of everyone BUT us or put ourselves way at the bottom of our "lists".  My Grandma reminds me that it's important, essential really, to take care of YOU.  It's not selfish to call a YOU-time out and get some much needed rest or give yourself permission to let others give a helping hand.  Since we don't live close, I still receive handwritten letters that are always signed, "take care of you" and I'll always remember that advice. 

In the comments section, I'd love to hear the about an influential woman in your life and the words of wisdom she's shared with you. 


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6 comments:

  1. Your Nana looks/sounds precious! I completely agree - it is essential to take time for ourselves to stay healthy in mind/body.

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  2. You said you received "consideration" for this post. What does "consideration" mean? Is it the same thing as compensation? If so, why not just say compensation.

    Everyone knows that bloggers get paid for particular posts. Why does everyone beat around the bush about it? If it's a paid post, just say so. Transparency is a good thing.

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    1. Hi Riley, consideration means in exchange for something. In this case the guidelines require us to use that exact sentence in The post so that is why that language is used there. I hope that answers your question. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. What a sweet post! You Nana is a wise woman. Makes me miss my Granny. She taught me so much. One of the things I remember most was that she always signed the cards from she and my Pop, P.S. Somebody Loves You. Meaning they did, but more importantly God does. She was a very strong Christian woman, and I am thankful for her example.

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