March 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

It’s five-minute Friday, friends. That means we all link up to Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama, and spend five minutes writing on the word she picks.

No editing. No worrying whether what you’re writing is coming out right. Just start flying.

Ready? This week’s topic is Gift. 




Do you know that being you is a gift? And that this thing called womanhood is a gift given to you that you can give back to the world?

I know those sound like pretty ideas. I know that more often than not we can’t figure out what womanhood is; it’s like that piece of clothing that you can’t decide is a shirt, dress or skirt (seriously).

Sometimes womanhood is ill-fitting. Sometimes the colors seem all wrong. We wonder why we can’t carry it off as well as she does; why our flowers die and we burn water and whatever else women are supposed to do and be that we don’t and aren’t and can’t.

We wonder if we can exchange it.

We wish it came with an instruction manual.

Sometimes, we try to shove it to the back of our closets and hide it and ignore it because we don’t know what it means and we’re tired of wondering and dealing with it anymore.

This is what it means:


Your femininity is not a one-size-fits-all gift that can be bought and duplicated. It wasn’t meant to look like the girl next to you. You may love make up or hate it; you may be a firefighter or an artist or a million other things and everything inbetween.

It doesn’t matter.

You were created to bring beauty into a world that needs it, that forgets what it is. To be strong. To be real. To bring your personality, your quirks and faults and gifts and offer what you have to make this world a better place, to restore it and bring healing in the way that only you can.

You are a gift. Exactly who and where you are.

And womanhood? It’s something we’ll all be always growing into. But it’s also something that fits your right now.

Thank you for being you. You are appreciated.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. transitionalwoman1  |  March 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I love this. Womanhood is a gift to be enjoyed, embraced and celebrated. And you’re right, it isn’t one size fits all. We all wear it differently and it looks beautiful on each one of us.


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