woman of strength*

Yesterday was an emotional day for me. So much of how I am moving through things these days is very quietly, very inner. So, for my friend to send this to me yesterday morning, having no idea what is transpiring in my world, in that moment, felt like a true-ly divine gift. A whisper of comfort, a song of validation, a nod of grace.

I think this poem is moving around the ether, so perhaps many of you have read it already but it is one of those poems you could read over and over and it would reach you right where you are every single time. I shared it with my sister yesterday, who shared it with my niece and each of us needing it deeply. This is my way of keeping it moving...


A strong woman works each and everyday to keep her and her family going But a woman of strength looks deep inside and to Great Spirit to keep her soul growing

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything or anyone But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear and the unknown

A strong woman won't let anything or anyone get the best of her But a woman of strength gives the best of her to everything and everyone

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future But a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes are life's blessings and soars because of them

A strong woman walks sure footed and independently But a woman of strength knows when it is best to ask for help

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face But a woman of strength wears grace

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong

~ Rhonda Redbird © 2011