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Blessed is the woman who affirms herself each day
Blessed is the woman who believes that beauty comes from within.
Blessed is the woman who challenges media stereotypes of aging.
Blessed is the woman who dares to try something new after fifty.
Blessed is the woman who envisions change as an opportunity.
Blessed is the woman who focuses on the “bigger picture” – not just herself.
Blessed is the woman who grants herself permission to make mistakes.
Blessed is the woman who handles adversity with dignity and grace.
Blessed is the woman who initiates dialogue with her younger counterparts.
Blessed is the woman who joins a group trying to make a difference.
Blessed is the woman who knows the difference between aggression and assertiveness.
Blessed is the woman who learns the difference between sex and love.
Blessed is the woman who manages her money wisely.
Blessed is the woman who nurtures the young with her wisdom and experience.
Blessed is the woman who opens her heart to the less fortunate.
Blessed is the woman who prioritizes her needs with integrity.
Blessed is the woman who questions The Establishment when she sees immorality.
Blessed is the woman who relishes her role as mentor and legacy leader.
Blessed is the woman who speaks with quiet authority.
Blessed is the woman who trusts her instincts on when to act.
Blessed is the woman who understands that aging gracefully is something to be proud of.
Blessed is the woman who values her own worth.
Blessed is the woman who wears her silver hair and wrinkles like a badge of honor.
Blessed is the woman who opts to X out negative thinking.
Blessed is the woman who yearns for that which is substantial and not superficial.
Blessed is the woman who zeroes in on the qualities that will help her become…
A Woman of Elegance

– Chloe Jon Paul, MD
From her book, Entering The Age of Elegance

 

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Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She offers counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity. Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™

The Queen welcomes questions concerning all issues of interest to women in their mature years. Send your inquiries to thequeenofmyself@aol.com.

 

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