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Five Beautiful Truths About Women

Updated on February 24, 2017
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Audrey's passion for writing has been a rewarding journey. Six years with Hub Pages has been exciting and fulfilling. Thanks for reading!

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

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      Audrey Hunt 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Linda Bilyeu 23 months ago from Orlando, FL

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

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale 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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      ahorseback 2 years 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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      Stephen J Parkin 2 years 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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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Stephen J Parkin 2 years 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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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Stephen J Parkin 2 years 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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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Faith Reaper 2 years 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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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Greg Schweizer 2 years ago from Corona, California.

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

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      poetryman6969

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

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Nicely put.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Paula Atwell 3 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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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Came back to read again, a great hub!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 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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      John Hansen 3 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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 3 years ago from Pune, India

      True....

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Harish Mamgain 3 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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      Suzette Walker 3 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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      Sanjay Sharma 3 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

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

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

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

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      ahorseback 3 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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Tammy 3 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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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Rajan

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      I appreciate your fantastic comments!

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

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

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Birthday beautiful lady!!

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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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Sueswan 4 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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      ahorseback 4 years ago

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

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 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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      StricktlyDating 4 years ago from Australia

      A beautifully written and empowering Hub!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Selig 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

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

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

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

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

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

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      dreamseeker2 4 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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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      The Y is a typo.

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      lovedoctor926 4 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

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      Mary Hyatt 4 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.

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      Mary Craig 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Christina M. Castro 4 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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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      Simply beautiful!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      CraftytotheCore 4 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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      Patricia Scott 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Nice to know more about women, a lovely wise hub

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      mckbirdbks 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Dianna Mendez 4 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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      Nithya Venkat 4 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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      LKMore01 4 years ago

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

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      Jaye Denman 4 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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      MickeySr 4 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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      Paula 4 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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      Grace-Wolf-30 4 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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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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      drbj and sherry 4 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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      suzettenaples 4 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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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      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

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      truthfornow 4 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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      Sunnie 4 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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      Martie Coetser 4 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...

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      AMAZING THINKER 4 years ago from Home

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

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 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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      Rose Clearfield 4 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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      Toni Northern 4 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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      Pamela Oglesby 4 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