Essence of a Woman
"Women are like teabags; you never know how strong they are until they're put in hot water."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
For all the ladies out there, doesn’t this quote sound beautiful, empowering and fun- filled?
I was reading a Chicken soup story until I happened to read this quote in a side column, and well this made me happy.
Enough has been already written and talked about us women and young ladies. Men since centuries have tried to seek an answer to the question ‘What women want?’ Funnily enough, while some women are clueless about what they want from others leave alone from themselves; there are also some of the same species who go ahead headstrong knowing what they want and from whom.
Being a young lady, should I thank or feel sad about the hormones which play havoc with us almost our entire lives? Right from the time a girl enters puberty to when she is expecting a baby to the time when she is reaching the stage of menopause, the underlying reasons for her pendulum like mood swings and emotional imbalances are nothing but hormones! Sigh, yet she manages to achieve quite a lot in her life.
I wonder if men actually respect women for all that they go through? Sure, every woman wishes for that special someone who respects her for what she is and for what decisions she chooses to make, yet being a woman is no easy task, and no matter how much physical strength men always claim to have, the emotional strength and capacity to walk through a whirlwind of feelings, thoughts which situations bring is indeed no less than a ‘Her’-culean task!
Over the years we have read many stories of how women through their simple ways have made a difference not only in their lives, but at times giving that hope to number of people (including women) that life is not all about suffering and humiliation, for if women want they can rise and shine!
As goes for comparing women with teabags, perhaps Eleanor Roosevelt rightly said that, add sugar to her, you’ll get the tea sweet, and if too boiled, she may just turn too bitter for your taste!