Within her is the power to create,
nurture and transform.
My Nana, Beverly Corbett, recently passed away which has been difficult for me. She was the most loving, generous grandmother any girl could ask for and we had a closeness that I will forever value. When I was in Oregon for the funeral, I began to reflect on all of my wonderful experiences visiting her. One thing she instilled in me, was a desire to be more ladylike. I remember my Nana would get my cousin and I bedecked to go to dinner at Waverly or to the prestigious Town Club in Portland. While dressing up was always fun, she taught me that there is much more to being a lady than just dressing beautifully. It is about serving others, getting involved in your community, seeking an education and being polite and generous. Being a lady is not underrated or weak, but beautiful and strong. There is no shame in being a woman and nurturing uniquely feminine qualities. While I love snowboarding, my tattered baseball tees, and the Denver Broncos as much as any other girl who prides herself in “tomboy” attributes; I also love being a woman and am not afraid to show that too. In a world where it seems to have become more attractive to be “one of the boys”, I think we often forget that being a lady is truly a thing of beauty. We do not have to choose between liking sports, camping, etc. and being gracious and holding ourselves respectably. We can develop both attributes. We can have our fun, free-spirited “tomboy” side without sacrificing our natural ladylike beauty.
Hope you are enjoying this summer weather!