I just got home after attending a great ladies’ luncheon sponsored by our church fellowship committee. It was a very nice event and I took my Mom and my aunt along with me. Our pastor’s wife delivered a wonderful address that focused on an important quality we should all admire: grit. The dictionary defines it this way:
Firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck: She has a reputation for grit and common sense.
I come from a long line of women with grit. In fact, I told my Mom that I think I got more than grit, I got “growl” too! It takes a lot to be everything to everyone and to do it with all of those other attributes people also seem to expect like grace, beauty, godliness, compassion, intelligence, humility… That’s pretty tough when you think about it. Yes, when I consider the attributes that I truly admire in the women of my family, grit is definitely right up there.
So, what do you think about women with grit? Do you have it, admire it, despise it? Is there an influential woman in your life that you would describe as having grit?