When I looked for graphics for this particular post, I wanted to select a group of photos that depicted strong women who looked like they didn’t take “no mess”. I could see myself in each of these women and drew strength just from looking at these photos.
You have been faced with many things in life that honestly should have taken you out, but you hung in there despite the odds being stacked against you. You fought every single one of those situations tooth and nail. Sometimes, you were scarred and battered, but you stood your ground. You didn’t take down, back down or give up even when you had to stand alone. There were times that you were fighting when your back was against the wall. It was then that you were wise enough to retreat rather than be defeated. You, my friend, are a Warrior Princess, and there is no sense in denying it or running away from it — this is your calling.
As you slayed the dragons of your life and those of your families and, perhaps, even friends, you were bruised and bleeding but were relentless in your fight to gain the victory over those things which tried to take you out.
While other’s were stuck in their situations and really couldn’t see or have the strength to fight their way out, you were their encouragement as you told them to get up. You even fought some of their battles alongside them on the front line because you flat our refused to see them conquered and become a prisoner of their circumstances. Even when they told you to go away, you stayed because you were so in tune with them that you felt their pain and suffering as you shared in their tears. When the battle was over, you wished them well and you parted ways. Then, you were off to the next fight.
Warrior: A brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
Princess: Bold and brave (urban dictionary.com).
Being a warrior is not for the faint of heart. How can you be brave when your situation is uncertain? It’s not easy, I can attest to that. However, in this life, you can’t be weak — the battle is intense. You don’t have time to sit in the corner sobbing. Now, I’m not suggesting that you don’t cry about what’s going on in your life because your issues are very real, but I will say this — get up, and wipe your eyes. Put on your warrior clothes and pick your weapon (not to be taken literally, of course). My weapon is prayer and without it, I would have checked out mentally and physically a long time ago. Your weapon may be calling a friend or family member and venting about your issue, and have them talk you through it.
For those of you who are deemed experienced warriors, it’s because you always seem to be in the fight for your life. It’s okay, though, because your fight becomes someone else’s freedom.
The older Princess Warriors are to teach the younger warriors how to fight. You are to take them under your wings as you lead by example (instruct them, take time with them, pick them up when they fall down). These things should be done over and over again with the expectation that one day they will be able to fight on their own.
Today, I want you to stop your sniveling. I want you to say to yourself “game on.“ Put on the fiercest look you can muster up, and say “I’m ready.” Don’t be afraid. Trust me, you have super strength (power) that you have never tapped into. If by chance, your issues are too overwhelming, don’t ever be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Your sister warriors are their for you.
And Don’t You Ever Forget It!
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