The other day, love and I visited a 3 story mansion called The Economy Shop where they hold special sales on antique and "gently used" items a couple times a month. We LOVE going to places like this because you find little treasures that you won't find anywhere else. I usually hit the book section (...my addiction)...and this shop had an especially nice selection. I paid $8 for a delicious little collector's item called LEGENDS: Women Who Have Changed The World Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers. Now I'm no feminist, but I believe in the power and equality of women. I believe that God has a special purpose and plan for women besides popping out babies (...of course I want to be a baby popper too)...or being arm, leg, brain or any other kind of candy for a man. All that to say, "the women" focus of the book is not what got me. Audrey Hepburn, whom I love, on the cover was the initial draw, of course. :-) But this book, with its one page writings about 50 "extraordinary" PEOPLE...half of whom I knew little to nothing about, is continuing to open my eyes and raise questions in my soul. What makes a person great? What is the thread between all these women's stories?
I've never felt ordinary. I desire to be great. I believe I am. Translating what's inside into something The World can see is usually the issue for most of us who feel this way. Somehow Golda Meir and Oprah and Amelia Earhart and Frida Kahlo did it. So as I read my new book, once again, I look for inspiration, wisdom and knowledge from those of the past and present.....those who walked through unchartered political, artistic, business and social territory to BECOME what was already inside. I reach to learn more....and to be better.
bite of the day ~ BE GREAT.