OTS by Jess: Day Seven

“My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.” -Psalms 7:10

My boyfriend’s mother and I had breakfast at a new restaurant this morning. Displayed above our booth was a poster that you would see in my old Jr. high health classroom with Mrs. Tucker. You know, a poster that has words of wisdom like, “What is right is not always popular, What is popular is not always right.” Instead of ignoring it, I read it.

It said: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

My first thoughts were this is interesting, but long.

Coincidentally, we also watched a movie tonight called The Iron Lady. Many of you are already nodding your head because you know where I am going with this. There was a quote in this movie.

It said: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

The words of Margaret Thatcher, and the words so boldly presented above our booth at breakfast this morning.

The quote goes on to say, “What we think, we become.” A true transformation starts from within. Whether it be a matter of the heart, soul, or mind. Of course, how can you change one, without changing them all? Margaret Thatcher was an incredible woman. Strong. She was more about thoughts than emotions. It is impossible to take her words lightly.

My mother is also a very strong person. For one, she survived raising my brothers and I. However, I saw my mother’s strength on a daily basis through her actions. My mother was never afraid to get her hands dirty. Always stepping up to the plate no matter how physical the task or the time needed to complete it. Her devotion to her family remains unwavering.

I’ve been surrounded with strong women, but my mother is the one who taught me not only to be strong, but to be elegant and classy while doing it. For that I am eternally grateful.

A strong woman, is a beautiful woman. Like Margaret Thatcher. Like my mother. Like my boyfriend’s mother. And like so many other women in my circle. It’s time for me to become one as well.

Like Denis Thatcher always told Margaret, “Steady on.”

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