"The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We hae enough popularity; we need more purity."-- Former Young Women General President (of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Margarage D. Nadauld
Yesterday I wrote about the moral force of women. The above quote is a wonderful description of the goodness and greatness that women can bring to bear on their families, their churches, their communities, their nations. As I read the qualities needed in women, I was struck by how important is our responsibility to ourselves and to those around us. It's both awe-inspiring and humbling at the same time.
So, for today, I am grateful for women who kind and refined, who have faith and goodness, virtue and purity.