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Looking for wisdom for today’s woman can be a challenge and a daily chore. This doesn’t need to be the case--sometimes it just takes a positive comment or reading an uplifting quote to add a spark to the day. It never ends for the busy woman, does it? We are looking for ways to balance family, work, friends, and need inspiration and wisdom to carry through the day.

As multitaskers what can we do today to reenergize and remain encouraged? What does it mean to be a woman today? We will explore several quotes you can pull today to find encouragement and be the strong women you can be today.

Princess Diana said people believe that a man is the only answer to a woman’s happiness in life. But a purpose means more! “Actually a job is better for me," she shared.”

You are more than enough! In society we are constantly looking how to perfect ourselves, if there is anything or anyone that comments about our appearance this can leave us deflated. After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, “I’m enough,” said Anna Quindlen.

Be strong today, girl! Sometimes you need to be your own best friend, and that’s OK. Lift your own spirit up by confessing that you walk in favor and are strong force that can’t be knocked down. “Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, and the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor,” Coco Chanel.

Take care of your mental health. We are no good if we are on the go all the time. Unplug from the phone, take a walk, eat better, and do yoga. Do something to give the engine a rest. Michelle Obama shared “Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own “to do” list.”

Be courageous today. Stand up to insecurities, hate, anger, and let it go. Press forward to rise above the challenges and remain focused on the gratitude and good in life. Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Celebrate you. We are afraid to be ourselves in fear of rejection, shed this lie off. Be you. If this is an ongoing problem seek help. Evaluate your strengths, and resist the temptation to devaluate yourself today with practice this will be a habit. Take a small step to day to replace bad thought with healthier ones. If you feel afraid to stand up for yourself, take small steps and use wisdom to work on becoming more assertive. “I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled,” said Charlize Theron.

What inspires you or gives you courage today? Is it serving someone else, reading an uplifting story? Please share with others your secret.

"Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency." - Maya Angelou

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