A happy woman is able to spread happiness in her family and be a source of inspiration and confidence to her children. On the other side, when a woman is not valued, or broken from within, do you think she can spread that same happiness to those around her, that she would when she was happy? Will she not struggle to smile, to inspire her kids, and show them what confidence is? It is in identifying her brokenness and frown, empathizing or the least, encouraging her with positivity that you could empower her. When she is empowered, she becomes the strength of those around her.
Sympathy is not what women seek today, it is the recognition of their efforts and service, to be heard and understood, valued and respected is what they desire. When women are encouraged, accepted, and celebrated by other women around them, you can be sure, that place of work, that family, or that group of friends is going to reach much higher with women empowering women.
Does empowerment sound like a heavy word? Simple deeds such as appreciating a woman for something apart from her looks, understanding her challenges, communicating, and not judging are ways to empower women. Being a woman, have you judged another woman who went through situations that you had been through at some point in life? Have you considered women in your family or among your friends as your competition? Have you preferred communicating with only those women, who seem to be happy, confident, or well-known? Do you really need to compare yourself to another woman who has her own struggles and goals?
If you could allow her to grow beside you and not try putting her down, let her know that you understand and not judge her, appreciate her for who she is without comparison, and show her a gentle smile when she needs it, there could be a big difference in her life as well as in yours!! Uplifting another woman and acknowledging her importance will not make you less important. It makes you a beautiful person who deserves to be admired and celebrated. This gesture could open doors to new friendships and better relationships.
Share your thoughts about how women could lift each other up and what difference would it make, in the comments.