Five Beautiful Truths About Women

I'm A Woman Not Living To Survive

I've been told I'm a survivor. Well I'm not living to survive, I'm living to thrive. Sure, I've overcome tremendous obstacles in my life but I've also made some incredible accomplishments.

I choose to celebrate each day with thankfulness in my heart. I have a passion to lift up my life regardless of the circumstances.

I'm grateful to be a woman and even more grateful to be a woman with passion. It's my passion for music that has instilled itself in my piano stylings. It's my passion for teaching that has brought me fulfillment and awarded me 'teacher of the year'.

It's my passion for serving others that has eradicated fear from performing publicly my entire life.

Are you a passionate person? How does your present level of passion serve you, motivate you and help others? Are you merely surviving or are you thriving?

As women, I believe most of us thrive as we live through various stages of our lives. We are competent and capable of doing many things. We constantly grow and better our inner selves.

We are made up of five beautiful truths beginning with passion.

Live Your Passion and Discover New Possibilities

When we live our passion - joy follows.
When we live our passion - joy follows. | Source

Beautiful Truth #1 is Passion

Women with passion bring strong emotions that motivate them to move beyond their comfort zone and to achieve the potential that resides within them. How powerful this is. How magnificent this passion is. Just think about it for a minute.

You women with passion can become all that you are meant to be. Nothing can stop you. And you can achieve your potential regardless of your circumstances. From this perspective, passion is long lived and can grow as you discover how much potential you really have.

When you think of your passion think of perseverance. Passion compels you to act. So test your own capabilities. Be persistent and disciplined. Challenge yourself to confront any obstacle.

Drive yourself and explore new possibilities. You may fail but if you're not failing then you're not taking enough risk. There is no progression without failure.


Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities

As long as we're living we will be challenged.
As long as we're living we will be challenged. | Source

Beautiful Truth #2 is Resiliency

I am nothing if not resilient. It's a good thing I am with the life I've lead. From a tough and challenging childhood to marriages ending in divorce, I was somehow always able to bounce back. This is all part of the natural ebb and flow of life. Things inevitably change and often go wrong.

As long as we're breathing, we will be challenged. But what is important is how we respond to changes and tough situations.

When you reflect upon the changes and obstacles in your own lives you can see how through your inner strength, flexibility and resiliency you were able to turn obstacles and changes into opportunities.

Focusing on your strengths and not on your weaknesses is the path to being resilient. Making every action count is the secret of a well lived life.

Incredible and Courageous Woman

Nurturing in Action

As women, we feel connected to someone who supports us in our mission. We feel safe with someone who feels our pain. We feel trusting of someone who tells us the truth. Each of these concepts is " nurturing in action."

Beautiful Truth #3 is Nurturing

There are many facets to nurturing: bonding, sharing, empathizing and supporting to mention a few. While some women spend the better part of their lives raising children, siblings and special pets, other forms of nurturing have their place rating equally in the scale of importance.

  • Caring for an elderly parent
  • Assistance with the handicapped both physical and emotional
  • Raising a younger sibling
  • Caring for drug related and sick babies
  • Helping out in a shelter for the homeless

According to www.thefreedictionary.com - nur•ture

1. to feed and protect or support and encourage.2. to bring up; train; educate.n.3. upbringing; training; education.4. development: the nurture of young artists.5. something that nourishes; food.

As women, we have all been aware of the importance of nurturing others. Most of us are quite good at that. But so few of us make the time to nurture ourselves. In fact until we make it a priority to engage in self-nurturing activities we fall short when it comes to nurturing others.

My late best friend, Julie, nurtured me every single day of our precious friendship. Through her, I learned to love myself. She never failed to tell me what a beautiful person I am or what a good job I'm doing. She never once criticised me. She was the one to lift me up when I needed it the most. Julie found good in everyone. Just days before cancer took her beautiful life she asked me for one last favor.

I had been her vocal coach and she loved singing more than anything in the world. She wanted to record a CD singing her favorite songs. This was her final gift to her children and grandchildren. I took her into a recording studio and set up a session for her. Weak, very sick but very determined, we finished the complete recording session and walked out with copies of her CD.

How do I spell nurture? Julie.

The Meaning of Nurturing

Foster Mom - A dog nurses two red panda cubs after they were abandoned by their mother upon their birth at a zoo in Taiyun, China.
Foster Mom - A dog nurses two red panda cubs after they were abandoned by their mother upon their birth at a zoo in Taiyun, China. | Source

Beautiful Truth #4 is Wisdom

" A woman that knows her worth doesn't measure herself against another woman but stands strong, calm and self confident." ~ Unknown

Women have an inner-wisdom called intuition or insight. This inner-wisdom is beyond our rational and logical thinking and represents the real you. It comes from living a life of integrity, compassion and empathy. And it's the real you. It's an expanded level of eternal strength, clarity and direction.

A beautiful woman is both kind and gracious. She contributes to others through her talents and capabilities.

She respects herself and stands up for her principles. She stays true to her word. She is dependable and loyal.

Source

The Women In America Report

The Women in America report describes various demographic characteristics and trends in women’s marriage, living arrangements, childbearing, and poverty. The Census Bureau is the primary source of the data (census.gov).

As the report indicates in regard to people, families and income:

  • Women are marrying later and have fewer children than in the past. A greater proportion of both women and men have never married, and women are giving birth to their first child at older ages.
  • Although more adult women live in married-couple families than in any other living arrangement, an ever-growing number of women are raising children without a spouse.
  • More women are remaining childless, although eight out of ten adult women have children.
  • As the baby boom generation ages, a growing share of women – and men – are older. Because women live longer, women continue to outnumber men at older ages.
  • Women are more likely to live in poverty than are adult men. Single-mother families face particularly high poverty rates, often because of the lower wages earned by women in these families.

An overview of this section is available in the Women in America fact sheet (pdf).

Beautiful Truth #5 is Forgiveness

The final beautiful truth is this. Women live in a spirit of forgiveness. This is sometimes hard to do but it's a powerful way to reduce negative emotions. It's also a way to increase happiness.

No one is perfect and we all make mistakes throughout life. Children are very good at forgiving and we can learn a valuable lesson from them.

Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky calls forgiveness “a shift in thinking” toward someone who has wronged you, “such that your desire to harm that person has decreased and your desire to do him good (or to benefit your relationship) has increased.”

Forgiveness, at a minimum, is a decision to let go of the desire for revenge and ill-will toward the person who wronged you. It may also include feelings of goodwill toward the other person. Forgiveness is also a natural resolution of the grief process, which is the necessary acknowledgment of pain and loss.

Quotes I Really Like

  • Apologizing does not always mean that you are wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.

    - Unknown
  • Always forgive your enemies - Nothing annoys them so much.

    - Pamela Daranjo
  • When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.

    - Bernard Meltzer

I'm sorry, please forgive me

Don't throw in excuses when you apologize
Don't throw in excuses when you apologize | Source
There are two ways of spreading light... To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton~
There are two ways of spreading light... To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton~ | Source

Final Thoughts

The list of beautiful truths and great qualities in women go on and on. Of course not all women have good qualities although I like to think they do. If given the chance, those decent traits hidden somewhere within, may appear and even overwhelm us.

Women regard being beautiful as the result of qualities and circumstance: being loved, being engaged in activities that one wants to do, having a close relationship, being happy, being kind, having confidence, exuding dignity and humor. Women, who are like this, look beautiful. They are beautiful.

" The finest qualities I have learned in life came from the women in my life." ~ Bill Holland

Thank you for being here. I look forward to your comments.

vocalcoach

References

http://www.pbs.org/

www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg/data-on-women

Which Qualities Do You Admire Most?

  • Integrity
  • Patience
  • Compassion
  • Forgiveness
  • Humor
  • Grace
  • All of the above
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© 2013 Audrey Hunt

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Audrey, the finest qualities I have learned in life came from the women in my life. I hate to think what type of person I would be without the steady influence of women over the years.

You captured truths perfectly in this lovely essay.

Sending hugs and love from Olympia

bill


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Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

As I read through this article I had to smile....more than once. This week during my meditation/devotion time I was reminded to not just survive....and to never say "I'm surviving". I was reminded that God has taken all my worries and that alone makes me "thrive". Thank you Audrey for this wonderfully beautiful confirmation.


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Audrey,

When I think of you and your daughter (aka rusticliving, for the benefit of those who don't yet know that you two are a fantastic mother-daughter presence here on HubPages), I see women of empowerment.

This is such a beautiful hub, my friend, and it is at once a tribute to women everywhere AND a mini-autobiography.

I'm grateful for you and your wonderful contributions to this literary community and our world.

Me ke aloha pumehana!

~Joe


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

What a lovely, wise, empowering and relatable article Audrey...You are grounded and balanced, living a beautiful, enriched life and making our community so much brighter by your presence.

Voted UP and UABI. Love and hugs, Maria


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Hello there Audrey, just so you know, I'm here...quickly passing by before I take off again to let you know I had a pleasure reading this. What a very fine write from a very fine woman and even though we haven't personally met yet, this I know for sure, YOU are beautiful inside/out.

"I choose to celebrate each day with thankfulness in my heart." ~ I love this line.

Thank you for the inspiration and enlightenment. I also enjoyed that very inspiring video clip and the lovely photo of yourself.

Needless to say you have my vote+++ and will certainly pass the goodness along.

Love from the sky~


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Beautiful and strong writing. It takes a special woman's strength to survive and to thrive. ^


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

Great...

Only women can save this world from wars etc.

Shared.


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

I thought this was wonderful! I agree with all of your five beautiful truths about women. Thank you for sharing your insight! (Voted Up) -Rose


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very beautiful write here full of truths written by a most beautiful woman inside and out!!! Yes, we do not want to merely survive, but thrive, how beautiful. We all have those trials each day we must face, and it is how we react to such trials in this life which are inevitable, makes our lives thrive.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

Bless you, Faith Reaper


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Audrey, do you know that you have the ability to inspire, to uplift, to bring pride to a woman. It is so easy sometimes to let life get us down, but when i read a beautiful hub like this, i want to soar to new heights. I love your five beautiful truths. I love your picture by the tree, you're beautiful. Thank you....


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

This is so true. I have observed these five beautiful truth in my mother.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this stroll through your world. I know it's true. I have seen it.


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ahorseback 3 years ago

You ARE Amazing ! Almost every time I'm around a woman , I am amazed at the amount of committal to life they have , passion , multi tasking .........on and on ! Love that picture of you my friend !......Ed


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is a beautiful tribute to the 'Woman'. And all these truths or qualities are definitely inborn in a woman. There is no doubt about that. You look lovely in the picture.

So beautiful of you to list these in the form of a hub.

Voted up as beautiful!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Amen to all five truths! Yet, there are many more. This hub makes me even more proud to be a woman :)


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cat on a soapbox 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Audrey,

Thank you for giving me such a beautiful and uplifting start to my day! Yes, I think that we women do have these inherent qualities although some of us haven't allowed them all to flourish yet!

My mother always stressed the importance of having my close girlfriends, and I have been blessed to have them throughout my life. The mutual understanding , support, humor, and validation that comes from these precious relationships has helped all of us through many hard times. Your story of Julie really brought tears.

I feel that I am thriving from the inside out, and each day is another opportunity to shine. I agree with our fellow hubbers that your picture is beautiful- you look radiant with your arms around your favorite willow tree!

My best,

Cat :)


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Audrey, this hub resonates the traits you possess as a woman. And, you're right - most women naturally possess these traits. It's why we are the ones chosen to bear children and juggle all the responsibilities of life. Even with all that, we are able to laugh and make others laugh, we are able to inspire and be inspired. There's nothing we can't do! Except of course, pee standing up. I'll trade that for being a woman any day!


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denise.w.anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

This is a beautiful piece of writing, and was very inspiring to me. As I look at my own life as an adult women, I have come to value the relationships I have with other women more now than ever before. They have given me the compassion and kindness I have needed when I haven't found them elsewhere, and that has been a great blessing. Thanks for the inspiration!


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California.

There is one real truth about women, there is aways something beautiful about every women. My opinion, Greg.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

What a positive and nurturing article Audrey---inspiring!!


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Sharkye11 3 years ago from Oklahoma

Beautiful hub and one so true for women of all ages. There are so many wonderful and admirable women in the world, it is a shame to see them overshadowed by the rest. Voting up!


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

This hub is so touching. I thing there are some similarities in our lives and we share some common bliefs not. I love your hub and the story about Julie was so touching. We should all be fortunate to have a friend like that. I think this hub is beautifully written and and I like the thought of living to thrive. Awesome hub, up and shared


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SonQuioey10 3 years ago from Williamston NC

Excellent hub.

As a female we strive to be everything we need or have to be with the cards that are dealt in this life. I've seen a lot of women, through all their struggles, manage to hold on to those beautiful qualities you highlighted. It makes one proud to be a woman.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

All of your points are right on, Audrey! An inspirational resource for all of us women. Thanks so much. :)


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Tonipet 3 years ago from The City of Generals

My dear Audrey... :=) I wish there are many Julies in this world to touch the hearts of others. I like this :

"The final beautiful truth is this. Women live in a spirit of forgiveness. This is sometimes hard to do but it's a powerful way to reduce negative emotions. It's also a way to increase happiness."

I believe that not just men but the world depend on women for these qualities almost more than they themselves realize. A very worth sharing and reading hub. Thank you for putting it into details. Many women would love to read this. My votes up and definitely sharing :=)

Blessings!-Tonette


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AMAZING THINKER 3 years ago from Home

Thanks for the lovely hub, You are a good writer.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

5 beautiful and excellent truths coming from a woman who certainly thrives in all five and even more.

Voted up and shared...


Sunnie 3 years ago

Audrey this was such a beautiful hub, so uplifting and encouraging. You have touched on five beautiful truths that are certainly my top five as well. Thank you for sharing and writing this for all us woman who need to be uplifted every once in a while.

God bless,

Sunnie


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I liked the beginning where you said you are not living just to survive but want to thrive. Getting rid of the negativity and following these truths is the right way to go. Very inspiring read.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

billybuc - I couldn't help but 'tear up' while reading your lovely comment about women. "The finest qualities I have learned in life came from the women in my life." I'm editing this hub and adding your quote to it. (Look for it my friend.)

I want to thank you for your powerful and beautiful words. You are an artist.

Much love to you dearest Bill ~ Audrey


suzettenaples 3 years ago

Fabulous hub! This so inspirational and uplifting. I am bookmarking this so I can come back and read this on'blue' days. You are a great role model for this hub also. Thanks for a great hub!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

This lovely tribute to women, Audrey, is as beautiful as the photo of your smiling face at the beginning of the article. You have chosen five outstanding qualities as your feminine truths. I was going to add one more truth, 'Love,' but then I realized it is probably inherent in your Passion and Nurturing 'truths.'

Well done, m'luv, you have created a new standard of excellence for other writers to follow. Trust me.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dee aka Nonna - You've said it all in your comment to give all your worries to God. And your message balances my own to thrive and not just survive. How beautiful that our thoughts were leading to the same path. I'm so glad to see you. It's been awhile. Hugs to you my friend ~ Audrey

hawaiinodysseus - I'm so very touched with your acknowledgement of the precious relationship between me and my daughter, rusticliving. Lisa is a brilliant person in her own right. I'm grateful for her.

Your kind and generous kudos on my behalf have filled me with a joy that I will always remember. I am humbled by the "mini-biography" insight that you so lovingly share.

Sometimes in life, we are blessed with the supreme gift of meeting a person filled with so much aloha (love) for others, we cannot help but be inspired to be the very best within us. I have met such a person - his name is Joe.

Mahalo my beautiful friend and much aloha ~ Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

marcoujor - We are so very blessed to be women.

Even through the various challenges we face, I wouldn't have it any other way. I know you feel the same. And speaking of being a woman, you are a perfect example of all 5 truths. Love and hugs to you, dear friend. Thank you ~ Audrey

CrisSp - Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You make me feel like a million!

And even 'tho we haven't met personally, I feel close to you. It's as though I already know you.

What a gift that is. Wishing you magnificent thoughts as you embark on your daily journey. ~ Audrey


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Fantastic hub, Audrey and yes, being compassionate is another truth. We see all these traits in our moms. Motherhood brings out the best in women as the mom feeding the abandoned panda cubs demonstrates.

Voted up, beautiful. Shared, pinned and tweeted.


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Grace-Wolf-30 3 years ago from England

Thank you so much for writing this beautiful hub. You have shared knowledge that we can all identify with and learn from : )


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Oh, Audrey......This is outstanding! Nothing less than "HUB OF THE YEAR!".....I thoroughly embrace the fabulous qualities of being a "WOMAN!"......Up++++ & Shared & Tweeted&Pinned!!


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MickeySr 3 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

Very nice, and all true - but you've left-out the most obvious and undeniable beautiful truth about women . . . you are in fact beautiful. I mean, just look at the photo you have at the very top of this page! There is an aspect of delighting after physical beauty that makes it seem a minor, even base, thing to register . . . wisdom and passion, etc, are of course more notable and noble features - but if what affects your peers is measured, it cannot be overlooked that you, you who are so wise and passionate, who has overcome so much and is so nurturing to others, you are simply very pleasing to look at. And, if I distract from those features you prefer to give attention to - I know you will 'forgive' me . . . it's not my fault you're so pretty.


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

This hub is both inspirational and can be used as a self-audit of those personality traits that are our birthright as women. I've at times had to work a bit harder on achieving #5, but I recognize the importance to me and others that I do so.

Voted Up++

Jaye


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LKMore01 3 years ago

Voted up and beautiful. Wise and empowering. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

A beautiful and a positively inspirational write. You have portrayed truths of women so very well. A great write, voted up.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

You have certainly made us proud to be a woman! I love your listed truths, all so very true of course!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jackie - How true! It seems like the daily news is nothing but doom and gloom. We need to "re-fuel" by doing fun and rewarding experiences. Thanks so much!

jainismus - I totally agree with you. So nice to see you here.

rose-the-planner ~ I'm very glad to know you enjoyed my hub. We women need to be reminded often of how beautiful we all are!

FaithReaper - Awwwe, thank you so much my friend. And yes, each day brings a new trial of some kind - but how we grow and learn from these challenges is what's important. It took me a long time to believe this. Today I know the truth of it. Thank you, dear Faith. ~ Audrey


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Audrey. I can see you have given this a lot of thought and have shared your thouhts beautifully. Your perspective is grand in nature and your philosophy has served you well.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

always exploring - It is you who are beautiful dear Ruby. Your comments touched me so. We women should be reminded every single day that we are appreciated, loved and respected. Thank you my lovely and loyal friend for being you! Hugs~ Audrey

Vinaya - What a marvelous tribute to your sweet mother. This is the greatest of all gifts. You are so precious my friend. ~ Peace and honor ~ Audrey

Mhatter99 - Thank you. So few words, yet so very powerful~ Enjoy your day ~ Audrey


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girishpuri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Nice to know more about women, a lovely wise hub


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ahorseback - Thank you for sharing your feelings about women and thanks for liking the photo. BTW, a woman took this picture:)

Ed, I just read your tender, beautiful poem and I cried. I think you know why. Have a beautiful day my friend and sending you much love. ~ Audrey


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Awesome, Audrey. A standing ovation!! How well you have shared some of the facets of lovely women that make us spectacular.

I love what you said about being a survivor. Thriving is such a powerful way to say it...despite what comes your way, our way, we are not daunted.

Shared and voted up.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Excellent writing! I like how you put it ... "Well I'm not living to survive, I'm living to thrive" I love that!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ChitrangadaSharan - Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. How nice of you to like my photo. I appreciate your inner beauty as well as your outer loveliness. Hugs to you ~ Audrey


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Absolutely beautiful hub, Audrey. I am close to tears, happy tears!


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Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

Simply beautiful!


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Bravo, Vocalcoach! we women need to stick together when the going gets tough. It seems that in my circles, the women are the "stronger" ones. Men have a lot of pride, and it takes mighty strength for one to humble himself and admit weakness. I think about the women who are married who come to church without the husbands, and pray for those wives to be the positive influence when they get home.

Thank you for sharing your words for it gives us so much support.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sunshine - Thanks you beautiful woman! You are admired by so many women (and men.) An example of these five truths and many more. ~ Audrey

cat on a soapbox ~ Thank you for your comments. "I feel that I am thriving from the inside out, and each day is another opportunity to shine." How marvelous! I wish every woman felt like this.

Friends are priceless and it sounds like you have a prized group. Appreciate you, Cat.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

It is women like you vocalcoach who give women a good name ;)

Looking at the qualities you have listed, and having known you for a while, you are certaily a woman and a beautiful one. Just like anything else, we need to take the time to appreciate ourselves and this hub is the perfect way to start! God bless.

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I am glad to be a woman, and I hope I have instilled these qualities in my four beautiful daughters.

I am reminded of the song, "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar".

Beautiful Hub. Voted Up and shared.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi, nice to meet you. I came across this hub several times in the feed last week. The title caught my attention and so I clicked on it. This is a very good hub. You are a very strong woman.

Looking at the qualities you've listed, I would have to say wisdom because I have been blessed with very good intuition. Intuition is my guide and it hardly ever fails. I am also confident because I know who I am. I could be nurturing, but passion is my fuel. For me, it is everything. I am very driven and relentless. Y


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

The Y is a typo.


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

All good! I like the reminder to find these things hopefully within ourselves. But, if we maybe don't yet possess some of them, strife to do so. I think for me, compassion says it all...: ) Thanks for sharing it with us. Great hub. Voted it up!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

bravewarrior - Hello you remarkable lady. Your comment should be a hub in itself. It feels mighty good to be reminded of all we as women take on.

I'm rolling on the floor with your final line. Sending you 7 hugs - one for each day of the week. ~ Audrey

denise - I know exactly what you mean. The friendships we have with other women are so nurturing. What a blessing these friendships are. Thank you dear denise for expressing your lovely thoughts. ~ Audrey

gregas - Such a treat to see you here. Your comment "there is aways something beautiful about every women." - is magnificent. I love it.

Thank you greg. - Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thank you Audrey. When I can nurture I am in Heaven.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sharye11 - No woman should be overshadowed by any other women. I love your point of view. Thank you so much for this. ~ Hugs, Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hi Pamela99 - I agree with you about the similarities in our lives and our common beliefs. How magnificent it would be to spend an afternoon sitting and talking with you. My friend Julie was as close to an angel as anyone could be, and she had a wonderful light sense of humor. Thank you Pamela for being who you are and for connecting with me here on HP ~ Hugs ~ Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

SonQuioey10 - Your comments are so beautiful and so true. I think the nation should celebrate one day a year to honor women. All women. Married, single, mothers, those without children, old, young, all women! Kudos to you, my friend!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

randomcreative - Thank you for finding this inspirational. It began as just a thought. I guess most of our hubs start out that way. Take care my friend!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Tonipet - You, dear one are another example of a woman filled with beautiful truths. It is clear from your lovely and thought-provoking comments. As you have said -

"The world depends on women for these qualities." Thank you for adding these significant thoughts here. ~ Blessings and hugs ~ Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

amazing thinker - You've really made my day. Thank you so much!


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Beautiful hub! I´m proud to be a woman. Thanks for sharing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Martie - You are for certain my idea of a woman with endless beautiful truths. Thank you for being my inspiration. ~ Love, Audrey


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brakel2 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dear Audrey - You never cease to amaze me with the topics you pick that enrich the spirit and go right to the heart. If anyone is having a bad day, it will change after reading your uplifting words. Your photo by the tree shows how we must love ourselves. The five beautiful truths about women shows how you are such a deep thinker. Your hub is an inspiration to women everywhere and a tribute to you as a person.. If I am lacking in any of these truths, I will sure work hard to meet my goals.. But we must love ourselves as we are right now. Blessings. Another Audrey


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sunny - I appreciate your lovely word on this hub.

If we were reminded every single day why we are beautiful women, it still wouldn't be enough. But it would sure help:)


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stricktlydating 3 years ago from Australia

A beautifully written and empowering Hub!


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Vocalcoach ... such a beautiful tribute to the strength of you ladies. You all can endure some of the worst and yet you can still love. I so respect that about so many women. You are a model for men to follow. This is a powerful read...

Hugs, Blessings and much Love from Canada


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ahorseback 3 years ago

As you know I like to go back and re read ! You are so amazing my beautiful friend ! Soo amazing !


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Audrey,

This is beautiful! I think my strength as a woman lies in my sensitivity, kindness and empathy for others. Of course there are weaknesses too but I want to keep my comment positive. ;-)

Congratulations on your teacher of the year award! :)

Voted up+++ and sharing

Take care

Sue


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

truthfornow - Thank you for being here and appreciating my hub.

suzettenaples - Your kind words mean so much. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

drbj - I almost added love but as you pointed out, I felt that to nurture is to love. I'm thankful you have read this and approved. I respect your comments so much. And I appreciate your liking my photo (which is about 4 years old :)

Hugs to you dear Dr.


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Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

Love the message here. After my illness, I made the decision to live, live, live.....laugh, love, dance, and just be happy. Great hub.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Happy Birthday beautiful lady!!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

You are so thoughtful Linda! This is the best kind of birthday gift ~ Audrey


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ahorseback 2 years ago

As to the picture above , I sure do wish I was that tree ! That photo IS passion!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Rajan

Grace

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I appreciate your fantastic comments!


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tammyswallow 2 years ago from North Carolina

It takes a beautiful women to recognize these traits! This is very inspiring, wonderfully written, and BEAUTIFUL!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

CraftytotheCore - I'm really glad you like my motto. So many of us feel like (and are) survivors. But we must rise above just surviving. I had a choice to "survive" the death of my beautiful son, but I knew he would want me to go on and "thrive." Thank you!

ChristyWrites - Oh, thank you so much Christy!

Levertis Steele - Thank you!


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Audrey, you have a beautiful soul and it shows in this marvelous hub. I so admire your statement: "I choose to celebrate each day with thankfulness in my heart. I have a passion to lift up my life regardless of the circumstances." What a passionate and meaningful way to live and love the Self. Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts of inspiration. Voted up, across, and sharing.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

CMCastro - I'm so grateful for your comments, my friend. We, as women, need to know how valuable we are. Thanks for confirming this.

tillsontitan - If ever there was a woman to be admired and respected it is you. You know just who you are. It comes through in your marvelous hubs. Yes, my friend, you are a beautiful truth. Thank you.


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ahorseback 2 years ago

Five truths ! Well , lets see , there are curves , there is an infectious beauty , there is passion , there is the awesome attention to nurturing , there are the curves , ...... I'll think of more just give me a moment , ummm curves , smiles , a pure pleasure in their smiles , and curves ..............I'm getting there .


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Mary615 ~ You have instilled these qualities and more in your four beautiful daughters!

lovedoctor926 - What a woman you truly are. I love your comments: "Intuition is my guide and it hardly ever fails. I am also confident because I know who I am. I could be nurturing, but passion is my fuel. For me, it is everything. I am very driven and relentless. "

I hope to see you again soon and thanks.

dreamseeker2 - Compassion covers an endless array of great qualities. I like what you said too, about striving for those qualities we need. Thank you.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thelma Alberts - So am I girlfriend :)

brakel2 - Hello my dear friend. I am deeply touched by your beautiful, kind words. I am proud to be a woman as I know you are. I know we share the same name - but I believe we share much beyond our name.

You are a brilliant writer! I always gain so much through reading your hubs. Thank you for all you give to me and for being here. ~ Audrey


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

strictlydating - Oh, I thank you so very much!

Dear Rolly - Thank you for this beautiful, amazing message. The world needs more men like you!

Hugs and much love ~ Audrey

ahorseback - Gee, you sure know how to make a girl feel so special. Thank you and hugs ~ Audrey

Sueswan - Your strengths are just magnificent!

What beautiful qualities to have. Thank you dear friend for being here to read and comment on my hub. You have given me a lovely gift. My very best to you ~ Audrey


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dee - I hope you are living life to the fullest. This is the only way to live. Good health and happiness to you my friend.

tammyswallow - Oh tammy, you've made me feel so good and I really needed these kind words today.

Dear Phyllis - I love your comments. Thanks so very much for being the beautiful woman that you are and for sharing your beauty with others.

ahorseback - You are the kind of man that makes a woman proud to be a woman!


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

I'd fall for passion, truth, nurturing, forgiving and respectable woman. Hardly, will you find a woman with exhibiting all of these qualities. A woman of grace is the crown of any man. Beautiful words! good job!!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ubanichijioke - These are beautiful qualities which are the true beauty of all women. Thank you!


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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

It is one of the most beautiful hub. Voted up.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful hub celebrating women. I don't know how I missed this before. I have to agree with your assessment of women. Yes, I would say I have these five qualities. I think the journey throughout life tends to lend itself to these qualities. Women are the heart of the home and these qualities are surely needed. Thanks for reminding us of these important characteristics.


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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Audrey, you have restricted the qualities of woman to five only but they abound in a galore. One great quality I learnt from a a woman in my early childhood is compassion. I was in a primary school and sharpening a pencil with a blade. I got my finger injured and blood oozed out badly. I was writhing in pain. Our class teacher who was a very beautiful woman saw me and tore her new dupatta into pieces and wrapped a piece around my finger. This instance has instilled the feeling of compassion into my mind so firm for life. I owe it to that very compassionate lady. I especially love the avatar of woman as mother. I am of the firm view that a child learns most of the finer traits from her/his mother. A mother is responsible for development of a personality of a child to a great extent. The five beautiful truths about women is a very fantastic and thought provoking article. I loved going through it. Voted up.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sanjay - Thank you so much my new friend. You make me happy that I wrote about Five Beautiful Truths About Women. You also show what a beautiful man you are. Blessings ~ Audrey

suzettenaples - Thank you for your lovely comments. I agree that women are the heart of the home. Women get so caught up in doing all that is expected of them and still remaining beautiful. I felt that we as women needed to be reminded of our beautiful truths. (We have more than five beautiful truths.) :)

Harishprasad - Yes, I realize that I used only five. That number was suggested as a better title than my original one "Beautiful Truths About Women." I agree with you that these beautiful truths are limitless. How good of you to point this out.

I love your story of how your teacher tore her new dupatta into pieces and wrapped a piece around your finger. I had a similar experience the first time I attended school. My teacher was so compassionate. She singled me out to care and love. I needed that so much at the age of 5.

Thank you my dear friend for all that you have added to this hub. Namaste ~


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jainismus 2 years ago from Pune, India

True....


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

jainismus - Thank you for being here and taking time to read my hub. Im glad you found these five beautiful truths about women and agree. Best wishes to you.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

What a tremendous hub and tribute to all women Audrey (and you lead by example). I too have had some amazing women in my life and appreciate you all. Voted up.


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

Wow! This was a great insight into your life. You are a strong-willed and well motivated woman who over the years have grown in a unique way. I'm glad to peep into your world. All the points you listed here are very good for both genders. We can be nurtured to become a better person as did Julie. Glad to read a well written piece like this. Have a great day.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Came back to read again, a great hub!


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Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Okay, so the picture of the dog nursing the pandas? So precious. Amazing.

I really think that those who "survive" hard lessons or crises in life are those who are passionate about life. That is what makes life worth living and therefore worth making it through the hard times. :)


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jodah

Your very kind comments are a tribute that is very much appreciated. Thank you!

Ubanichijioke - Thank you for your lovely

comments.

Hello Paula -

Isn't that picture so precious? I agree with you completely and thanks for adding to this hub with your comments.

Vellur

Thank you for your return visit to my hub.


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poetryman6969 2 years ago

Nicely put.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

poetryman6969

My thanks to you for taking the time to read and comment on my hub. Makes my day!


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

wonderful hub, every men should read this hub to know why women are important


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

peachpurple

Right on! Come on guys...dig into this hub and learn a few things about why we women are important! Thanks my friend.


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gregas 22 months ago from Corona, California.

I know why women are important, and it isn't because of sex. Greg. ;-)


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vocalcoach 22 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

gregas

You're a good man! Thanks and it's good to see you here. I'm on my way over to check out your hubs.


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Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

Hi Audrey,

I had to come back and read and share this wonderful hub in celebration of women, especially being the month of March is Celebrating Women Month!

I would love to share this beauty on my hub about celebrating women for it is the perfect hub that highlights just how amazing women are in this world.

(((Hugs)))


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vocalcoach 20 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear Faith Reaper - I can't thank you enough for sharing this hub with others. It's the perfect time. I'm looking forward to reading your hub about celebrating women and thanks.

You are one of the most beautiful women I know. Your light shines with love and compassion. You are a precious angel.

Hugs back,

Audrey


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Dressage Husband 18 months ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Audrey you are a beautiful woman and never let anyone tell you otherwise. I think these same qualities apply to many men too. I just wish that more people in this World of ours would read articles such as this and take them to heart as an example of how the World could and should be!


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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dressage Husband - Thank you for such touching, beautiful words. I appreciate your comments very much. And I agree that these qualities apply to men as well. Absolutely. We all need to spend more time focusing on learning to be kind and giving people.


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Dressage Husband 18 months ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Well deserved in your case. I wish people would be kinder in general, it would make the World better for all.


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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dressage - You and I are on the same page. We seem to think alike. I've noticed this from your lovely comments on some of my other hubs. Thanks my friend. Have a super day!


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Dressage Husband 18 months ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

You are most welcome. I am glad to have found you here. I really appreciate what you are trying to do.


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ahorseback 18 months ago

So I was sitting last night and contemplating the universe and I came up with at least 478 things about women that I cannot live without ! Just saying ...............Lol


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the rawspirit 16 months ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Aruba - Carlsbad, CA - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert, AZ

Hi, Audrey, this is a fantastic hub, and it's one of the most beautiful tributes to women, that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It just has to be a reflection of you. I'm grateful to get to read your excellent writings. It's obvious from reading your work, you possess all six qualities. You make our HubPage community a better place. I will share this with my beautiful wife, and I am voting it up and away. Blessings, Bobby.


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vocalcoach 13 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

ahorseback - You should write a hub about these 476 things...you wonderful man you!

the rawspirit - Hi Bobby. Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I don't know what to say. I appreciate your support. I must visit your hubs which I know will be a real treat! Blessings to you too Bobby.

Audrey


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Sunshine625 12 months ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful tribute about beautiful women written by a woman with a beautiful soul :)


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vocalcoach 12 months ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sunshine625 - Thank you Linda. Your kind words inspire me on so many levels. I think of you often and the new path you've been given to take. I wish for you peace, joy through your grandchildren and children, and sweet memories of the great man who loves you so much - even now.

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