Most of the days start pleasantly or fumbling for the snooze button. There is one thing, one dream or story that comes every morning, gives us joy, hope, love, and blessings. When I look out in the world, there would be some or the other woman walking around, talking, busy in daily chores, going to schools or colleges or even sipping from a coffee mug at her desk.
They are dreamers, makers (creators), caregivers, lovers, achievers, and most of all daughters in God’s hand. The Bible says, “She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her”, Proverbs 3:15.
They wear a smile every morning, value hope and faith from their core, embellished with grace, full of compassion and kindness, we call them by many names. They are created to be led by their hearts, they are women. “A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul” – Minna Antrim.
Their appearances are no measure of their talents and abilities. In some areas we see their strong hands building a family, steering the control on an airplane or even treating the sick with tender care. Sometimes beyond our thoughts, they are fighting in Syria, Israel, or even for human rights as Malala Yousafzai.
However, we often hear in our society that women are no less than a man, they are equal. Well, we can argue with that, but the beauty is God has created man and woman unique and separately. We can admit their roles could be the same at times or different at other times in various facets of life; thus not worth putting them in comparison. The dignity, value, empowerment that women have is not separated from men and vice-versa.
As a person, my influences have been from my mother, Jyotsna Banerjee. As an author, I have my personal preferences, while it may vary from person to person and with all due respect, every woman is gracious.
In this world of culture, caste, creed, and race; women are standing tall with bravery and love. Among the Leaders and pioneers to name a few would be Melinda Gates, and Nita Ambani, empowering women around the world; Joni Eareckson Tada, is a quadriplegic putting values in other lives; Pastor Cynthia Johnson, and Naomi Zacharias, in ministry lifting others up; Monica McWilliams, a veteran in the women voters movement in Ireland; Sushma Swaraj, in politics supporting others, Mithali Raj, Mary Kom, and Kristin Armstrong, in the field of sports showing the world what determination and perseverance is; Liz Bohannon led by God transforming lives in Uganda.
Finally, the success of a woman as an individual or professional or even relational are attributed to their courage, having wisdom, intelligence, sensitivity while complemented by men. Once Albert Einstein said, “The women who follow the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”