"Liz says, “I’m sick of people telling me that I need a man.” To which Felipe replies, “You don’t need a man, Liz. You need a champion.” " ~ Eat Pray Love
We ALL need this...men and women. I need this.
I found this photo hysterical. Women...if we need a billboard, then we probably are in deeper trouble than we think...:)
I have had great love in my life. In some ways, I have been the luckiest girl in the world. Blessed, actually. I hope I have great love again...just something more along the champion, happily ever after side would be lovely...
I don't simply want this in my love life. I want this in all my relationships. I want to be (and have) champions in my friendships, my work, my church, my community. A little more let me take the bullet for you, and a little less how many bullets will it take to take you down?!
To be a champion for others is a lot about bravery. Am I willing to take the bullet for them even though I am not sure I agree with them 100% on everything...oh and I think they might be nuts? Is someone willing to take the bullet for you...even though...
I am starting to see life as more of an act of bravery and less whatever selfish endeavor I am off on at any given time. Am I championing others? Truly? I am asking myself tough questions like these daily now...if not hourly. What is my life's legacy?
I think it starts by taking care of others...defending others...building up others...even when it is possibly painful or even a little risky for us.
I am looking for a champion. I am looking to be one too.
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)