i love this photo. this is my maternal grandmother driving a tractor on the family farm.
i don’t think i could drive a tractor to save my life. i have excuses like i’m so short that i can’t see important things around me and i have been known to run over things in a big vehicle, let alone a big tractor.
but, i’m not afraid to roll my sleeves up and get my hands dirty. i mean, really dirty! eww, some if the jobs I have agreed to do for the sake of my family and family business makes my head spin sometimes.
want to know a secret about women?
a woman will give you everything she’s got to give!
she will get up early, work her fingers to the bone, give every last ounce of strength she can muster in her day and collapse only after everyone else is fully looked after knowing within a few hours (if she gets a few hours of uninterrupted sleep) she will start all over again.
she does it because of the deep well of love that resides in her heart.
i have been reading so many posts, blogs, notes, and tweets from exhausted women all over the world. these women are assisting hard working men, growing children, people who are unable to help themselves, elderly family members, charities and friends.
they give and give…
what would your world be like without “that women” who keeps it flowing so seemlessly?
the secret is that women will give to you beyond what you can imagine -you don’t have to manipulate or extract it from her! in return, her heart needs your respect, love and appreciation.
respect, love and appreciation will fuel her in ways that not even she understands.
and today (if not everyday!)..,
because she is aiding your success, one tiny, exhausting task at a time!
and believe me…it’s no small thing…until those tiny tasks land in your lap and you need to fill her shoes.
i give honor to my grandmothers, my aunts, my cousins and MY MOTHER (whose shoes i’ll never properly fill), my friends, and readers who give and have given so selflessly to make life more successful.
you are awesome!