This segment was created because I feel women need better role models and not merely the women per se, but the qualities the women possess.
Tell your daughters all about the lives of women like these strong, courageous and intelligent ladies:
Mother Teresa- Mother Teresa of Calcutta lived a selfless, courageous life every day and was a saint far before the Catholic church made her one. It is hard to fathom how many she helped or got clothes for or medical care for. Her words were deep and thought provoking and her similies and metaphors made you think and touched your heart.
God exists in people like her.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Rosa Parks was so pretty. What was everybody bickering over any how? Who cares what color a person is! I always hated racism and still do. I hope I see a time when all people are treated equally. We have come a long way since then, thank heaven!
Helen Keller- Helen Keller is probably the woman that made the biggest impression on me as I was growing up. My best friend in grade school was blind and I was diagnosed at 9 years old with epilepsy, which wasn’t adequately controlled until I was in high school, with the invention of Tegretol and later of Vimpat.
Helen Keller still astounds me with her incredible words in the books she has written. She wrote as though she could see and hear proved that anyone, no matter what their disabilities, could accomplish anything!
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Harriet Beecher Stowe- I was supposed to be related to this talented lady whose literature was moving and compelling. My mom always told me I was.
Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Candy Stanton
Mary Kay Ash
Harriet Beecher Stowe in regards to reading:
Reading improves the mind. Lyman Beecher encouraged his children to be educated, and Stowe loved to read from the time she was a little girl. As Elenor Roosevelt said:
“Reading helps people reach greater “intellectual attainments.” Only through a book, Eleanor said, is it possible to explore “the most fascinating thing in the world- another person’s mind.”
Paraphrased from the book and written by Paulette L. Motzko, Inspired by “How To Be Like Women of Influence” by Pat & Ruth Williams with Michael Mink
Written by Paulette Motzko
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February 11th, 2014