SURPRISING LESSONS LADY LIBERTY HAS TAUGHT ME

SURPRISING LESSONS LADY LIBERTY HAS TAUGHT ME


MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, PEERS

The thing is, we cannot escape the fact that we are all products of our upbrings. 

As a woman over fifty, I know a lady when I meet her. Her mother, grandmother, peers, and her experiences shaped her. She has matured into the woman they’ve molded her into. Are you aware that the Statue of Liberty’s face is modeled after the artist’s mother? 

A woman of today can call herself fierce for smashing the glass ceiling. But without a strong inner substance of positive behavior, she cannot call herself a lady. A lady has ingrained high standards and principles that set her apart from others. The Statue of Liberty was patterned after a Roman Goddess and though we are not Goddesses, we can aspire.  

THE PRINCIPLES OF A LADY

We never stop blooming, darling. Blooming is a feeling of self-awareness and it is intoxicating. It opens up every door to self-improvement. 

And, what better time to consider new needs and feelings than in April? This is when the beginning of spring is in the air. 

Springtime is our time to come alive with new thoughts for self-improvement. I can’t help thinking of the Statue of Liberty standing tall. 

A GRANDMOTHER’S SPRING GIFT 

We are all products of our upbringing. As grandmothers, we have an opportunity to leave our granddaughters wisdom. You have the opportunity to educate them on the importance of being a woman of quality … a lady. Use the Statue of Liberty as an example.

The Statue of Liberty has the finest of principles that set her apart from other women. She shows confidence. Lady Liberty is welcoming. She is honorable. Lady Liberty is wise. Her inner and outer beauty radiate to the world. She is a woman of substance. I would love to put a strand of pearls around her neck that would signify her pearls of wisdom. 

Above all, a woman is not a lady because of her superior social status or income. A lady does not represent superficiality. Instead, her posture is regal, her values are clear and she knows who she is. She is the Statue of Liberty, welcoming all women of every background into her life. 

To this day, I dream of taking my granddaughter to visit the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. I imagine you want to do the same with your granddaughters.

 A GIFT TO  GRANDDAUGHTERS  

Now I will break down what being a lady means. One thing about a lady, she is never defined by material possessions. But rather by her character. 

A lady …

  1. Knows right from wrong
  2. Is courteous, not curt
  3. Is warm, not aloof
  4. Knows her value 
  5. Is empathetic, not thoughtless
  6. Is a woman of her word
  7. Has impeccable manners
  8. Is soft, not tough.
  9. Is a good listener.
  10. Showers love, not scorn.
  11. Is respectful
  12. Is genuine, she does not wear a mask.
  13. Empowers and enlightens, she does not wilt.
  14. Stands tall, like the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. She always believes in her core principles. 

CHOOSE TO SHIFT YOUR FOCUS

To conclude, the longer I inhabit the land of Elsewhere, the more I realize what I can and cannot control. We can always control what we choose. We can choose to be a lady of worth. We can choose to enlighten ourselves. Most of all, we can choose the legacy we leave to our granddaughters. 

What will you choose?



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