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It’s very PC right now to shout out to super strong women. But the way I see it, there have been women role models in America for an awfully long time.
One of my favorites was an unconventional leader. The longest-serving First Lady in our nation’s history, she was married to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, but that role was not what defined her legacy.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a politician, a diplomat, a humanitarian and an activist in her own right, having served as the First Chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and then later, as the First Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Statues of Women. She was one of the original power women in America or what is commonly referred to today as a “shero.”
But what made Eleanor Roosevelt extraordinary was her ability to inspire people with her passion. Here’s what she had to say about facing challenge:
“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” #Preach
Compared with some of the gals considered sheroes today? Let’s see...Angelina Jolie? Eleanor had more class, dignity and integrity in her little finger, you dig? Hillary Clinton? Um, Eleanor did more, and more honrably, to advance women in one year than Hill could in a thousand lifetimes. Nancy Pelosi? Just NO. #SorryNotSorry So you can keep Angie et al, I’ll take Elle, thanks anyway.
Talk about an International Woman we should honor and emulate. You go, girl! #EleanorRooseveltRocked
PS 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 R. (8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. Look to the LORD in his strength; seek to serve him constantly. Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought, his portents, and the judgments he has uttered. You descendants of Abraham, his servants, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones! He, the LORD, is our God; throughout the earth his judgments prevail. He remembers forever his covenant which he made binding for a thousand generations – Which he entered into with Abraham and by his oath to Isaac. Verse Before The Gospel PS 95:8 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.