Wisdom is something you are born with. It’s also something you learn with time. But most importantly wisdom is gained. Why do I say you are born with it? It is because you awaken the wisdom that is already within you. Why is it something you learn with time? Cos experience acts as the catalyst which awakens you. But why did I say most importantly it is gained? Because once true wisdom is collected you cannot possibly lose it. You may lose sight of it at times, but the minute you decide to slow down and take a minute for yourself, there it will be inside of you, placed softly like a beautiful pearl in an oyster.
Strong. That is what she is. A potent, powerful personality. One would expect her to be much admired in society, but it remains otherwise for the most part. For most people fail to appreciate or even notice the woman who makes things happen. Wonderful things.
A do-er. She doesn’t believe in giving up. And once achieved, she doesn’t acknowledge it. Which is where the kink to her invisibility lies. Oh but its amusing how the poor minded notice her minor short comings or misinterpret her generosity as having underlying objectives. Being careful and thrifty is labeled stingy, for they are familiar with the concept of not wasting only if it fills up their pockets. The idea of not wasting a single grain of rice on your plate because you are thankful to the farmers who bled sweat to protect the crop is foreign and unheard of.
Strong. That is what she is. It takes courage to do the right thing, even if it makes you unpopular. To speak your mind is courageous, but to tame your tongue is most virtuous. I am turning 25 and nothing in this world is more humbling than being grateful for the wisdom she has given me. My mother.