To discover what it means to be a woman of substance, we must define the term. Dictionary.com lists a variety of meanings for substance. One is: “substantial or solid character or quality.” Other definitions included “consistency, body” and “something that has separate or independent existence.”
Based on these definitions, a woman of substance would be a woman who has strong character, is consistent, has more to her than meets the eye and has a variety of interests outside and within her home and family. She is interesting to get to know; she possesses a depth of personality and character.
A woman of substance conducts herself with patience. Even when her life, job, friends, children or husband drive her crazy, she knows that it is better to respond with patience than to react in anger. Because there is more to her life than just her friends or her job, she knows that she has hobbies and goals that she can look forward to beyond the present frustrating moments.
A woman of substance conducts her life with honesty and integrity. She is aware that it is better to get a fair promotion than a promotion gained from dishonesty or hurtfulness to a co-worker. She knows that life consists of more than money, so she would not have the desire to cheat on her taxes or keep an extra dollar of change the cashier gave her at the grocery store.
Other character qualities a woman of substance should have include peacefulness, love, patience and steadfastness—to name a few. She possesses virtues that make others around her notice that she is not shallow.
Besides virtue and other character qualities, a woman of substance has knowledge. This does not mean just knowledge about makeup or hairstyles, but knowledge about subjects of interest to others. A woman of substance will educate herself fully about current issues.
She will know about crises and concerns within her city, state and nation. She understands that what goes on around her affects her family just as much, starting with HER CHILDREN!
She will want to take action to do all she can to help, whether by writing a letter to the editor or running for office. She will be aware of and participate in the political process. OF COURSE, there is MUCH more for her to do but…..
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