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What is an admirable woman?

Young woman deep in thought  or prayer.  How can she serve her family, community and country and make the best contribution to the world?

An admirable woman is not necessarily famous, powerful, highly educated, beautiful, sexy or rich.

A woman can be all those yet not be admirable at all.

And, she can be admirable without being any of them.

So what is it that makes a woman admirable?

Her character, her love, and her contribution.

An admirable woman is honorable, responsible and loving.

She serves her family, her community and her country, and makes her best contribution to the world.

The poet Stephen Spender describes the truly great as:

…those who in their lives fought for life,
 Who wore at their hearts the fire’s centre.
 Born of the sun, they travelled a short while
 toward the sun
 And left the vivid air signed with their honour.

Admirable women are not born with their fine qualities.

They must be built.

The good news is they can be.