Sunday, November 4, 2012
~ If for Girls ~
While going through some of my sister's things today, I came across a card that was given to her 30 years ago from our Grandparents. She must have loved it to have kept it all these years. It touched my heart so much while reading it and really made me think about the words written, so I wanted to share it with you too.
If For Girls
If you can trust yourself though others doubt you and conquer fears that limit what you dare So you can freely give to those about you the skills and talents that are yours to share;
If you can live, not for your pleasure only, but gladly lend your gentleness and grace to warm the hearts of those whose lives are lonely and help to make their world a better place;
If you can balance dreams with practicality and deal in facts, but never lose ideals, If you can face the harshness and reality and find the truths that prejudice conceals;
If you can be courageous when defeated and humble in the face of victory, or give your best until a task’s completed, however difficult that task may be;
If you can temper facts with understanding and seek to gently guide not to control, and neither be too lax nor too demanding, but keep in mind the worth of every soul;
If you can strive, not caring who gets credit, and work at building bridges and not walls, or hearing idle slander, just forget it and never fail to help someone who falls;
If you can give your help without begrudging the patience, time and effort you impart or look at others weakness without judging and see, not with your eyes, but with your heart;
If you can take resources that surround you and use them in the way you feel you should, You’ll be a woman… and all those around you will be the richer for your womanhood!
Author ~ Gale Baker Stanton
May your week be peaceful and your hearts full.