In Support of Strong Women

In Support of Strong Women

Here’s to strong women: May we know them, may we be them, may we ask them if they need some help every once in a while. I’ve written a message for strong women and those who care for but may not always see them.  I’d love for you to have a look and, if you’re so moved, to share it with your circles.

In Support of Strong Women⁣

She stands on her own two feet.⁣

Tired. Alone. Frustrated. Stressed. Anxious. Overwhelmed.⁣

With heart broken open and soul aching (for more, for less, for peace).⁣

𝘚𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯, they say, and walk away, in awe of what she has accomplished,⁣

Blind to her invisible scars, the bruises of a life lived well and wild-hearted, the struggles she faces.⁣

Failures, rejections, heartache.⁣

She retreats, regroups, recovers behind the scenes as her world falls apart.⁣

She rises up, bounding forward, supporting, stretching, giving to others even as she herself goes without. ⁣

Her mind racing, she shows up. She listens. She acts. Speaks out.⁣

Stretches beyond herself and takes everything under the sun and stars into her arms. Touches lives.⁣

𝘚𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯.

Behind that smile, the sparkle in her eyes, that polished, put-together, perfectly poised picture of stability, she is tired.⁣

Spiraling. Sad. Unseen and unsupported.⁣

She turns within. ⁣

She reaches her roots down, out, around her, solid, deep, steady, drawing strength through her body as she draws each breath into her lungs.⁣

Patience, perseverance, passion, power.⁣

She is bold, free, courageous.⁣

𝘚𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯.

She may not ask for help—it’s never been her strong suit. Her smile unbroken, resolve unwavering, seeking her own comfort within.⁣

She’s not alone, but she needs to know. ⁣

Do you see her? Might you be her?⁣

Strength still needs support.⁣

Maybe now is the time to ask.⁣

𝘚𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 . . . how can I help?⁣


Over to you…

How are you showing up for the strong women in your life? How are you asking for support? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.


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