Someone posted this song and video on a listserv I lurk on and it resonated with me. I couldn’t choose between these two versions so you get them both.

Women often sell themselves short. A woman may have ideals in her head based on societal, familial and personal expectations. Often the expectations are unrealistic yet we beat ourselves up for not meeting this ideal. A woman may grieve lost youth and opportunities. It is more beneficial to embrace our age and the wisdom and experience that comes with it. There is such power in the knowledge that gain as we grow older. Use your wisdom and grace and live in the moment. There is time to take chances, fulfill your hopes and work toward your dreams. Love and take care of yourself. Love and take care of your family and friends. Respect others and do your best not to cause harm. Honor who you are. You are enough.

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