Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ladylike Ladies~

I went to my cousin, Brittany's, baby shower a few weeks ago. Great shower, by the way.

On Aunt Karen's fridge was a quote that really stuck with me.

"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity." ~Margaret D. Nadauld, "The Joy of Womanhood"

I love it. I've been thinking about this quote ever since that day.

I've been having the biggest issue lately with ladies (women and girls) not acting like ladies. Is this a lost art?? What is going on with the women of the world today?

I am totally not for the whole submissive women thing. Not even close. No "barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen" frame of mind. (Even though, I happen to be barefoot AND pregnant in the kitchen at the moment) ?? hmm get my point, though.

I'm talking about a lady who is confident, successful, AND lady like. Someone who has manners, who can hold a conversation with other people, someone who is kind and charitable, someone who knows who she is and helps other people become better.

Where are those ladies?

I find women on the cover of magazines, on tv shows, and in movies to have lost the ability to teach the younger generation how to be ladies. I find them somewhat vulgar, immodest, and crude in their language.

It's frustrating.

I'm sure there are still some "ladies" out there.

I was trying to think of some.

The only person that I could think of that embodies that quote perfectly is this lady right here.

That's madre.

How lucky am I?

Can you think of a woman who still embodies what a "lady" should be?

What can we do to teach our daughters/younger generation to have the amazing qualities found in the quote?~


Katie said...

You're right--your mom is an awesome lady, in every sense of the word!

Em said...

So true!! Sometimes I feel too worldly, definitely need this quote somewhere where I can read it daily! Thanks!!! =0)

Ashley said...

THanks you Katie!! :-)

I feel the same way about myself Emily!~

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