Tina speaks 3 languages, has a master degree, has traveled the world, plays a few musical instruments, and is a fitness competitor. No, she isn’t some make-believe character. I’m proud to call this woman my best friend. She inspires me and seeing her crush her goals pushes me to be better.
Tina is what I call a woman of value. She goes for what she wants and doesn’t have time for anything that doesn’t add to her greatness. You can be a stay-at-home mom, working mom, childless, single, married, divorced, it doesn’t matter. I’m not saying that someone has to do all of the things Tina does to be a woman of value. I’m saying that one of the qualities of a woman of value is that THEY KNOW WHERE TO SPEND THEIR TIME AND ENERGY.
I’m guilty of getting lost in the vortex of social media, Youtube, or other nonsense. I’m guilty of letting people of no value use up my time and energy. Lately, I’ve been putting a stop to it. I’ve been investing my time more wisely and in turn, I have found that it is helping me become a woman of value.
Here are the Traits of a Woman of Value
She Nurtures Her Crafts and Hobbies
We all have gifts and talents, but sometimes we aren’t able to recognize them or don’t have time to nurture them. The key to finding out your gifts and talents is to really observe what your interest are. What activities do you like? What makes you feel joy? What do people tell you that you are good at? Once you figure it out you can begin nurturing your talents.
Don’t be afraid to jump out there and do something that you don’t have a natural knack for. Tina was in no way an naturally athletic person. She took a chance and now has competed in a few fitness competitions.
She Doesn’t Put Other Women Down
I was very disappointed a few weeks ago because I overheard a woman putting down another woman’s physical appearance. It hurt me to know that she said hurtful things about one of God’s beautiful creations. I knew that this person wasn’t happy with themselves. If they were, they wouldn’t feel the need to put down other people.
Putting other’s down accomplishes nothing! A woman of value uplifts and encourages other women. It doesn’t matter how big or small their accomplishments are. It makes other’s feel good when someone compliments them or says kind words.
She Is Able To Admit When She Is Wrong
This was a hard one for me. It’s hard to admit when I’m wrong. However, I’ve found that when I’m able to admit when I’m wrong it helps me grow. I look at it as a way to become better.
It also helps me become more approachable and open to those around me. I even do it with my children. If I’m wrong about something, I will admit it and apologize. It demonstrates humility to them.
The world has been telling us women in order to make it, we need to act like men. That we need to not smile. I strongly disagree. A woman’s charm is that we possess warm, nurturing and feminine energy. Smiling has so many positive outcomes, and it should be our most used asset. Just Google the benefits of smiling!