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Forge On, Sisters! With These Quotes By Oprah Winfrey And Nora Roberts.

Celebrating in the middle of a fight, is a sport I have mastered so well. It is a skill I developed from experience, and a decision to live a joyful life, in spite of the never ending war that is established against womanhood. So, pulling off my war-shoes, resting my sword and spear against the wall, loosening up a button or two and bouncing up to a victory song, in the middle of a fight against sexual and domestic violence, is something I have become good at.

It only takes pretense and the ability to blend a concealer and fake a smile. But women are very good at those. Life has made us very good at those. So even when we are beaten at the battle-front against gender-based inequality at the workplace, right after having our self-ownership taken away by societal constructs, we know how to act like we won. It takes only a little focus on the few who went through the sieve, and some hyping of ourselves, with words like “strong” and “Queen”, to get our emotions to produce a smile and a dance.

Oh, we know how to celebrate in the middle of a fight, because smiling tricks our brains into producing joy. And as long as there is joy in us, the tears will not flow and our opponents will not have the pleasure of seeing us broken.

In this period of humongous number of lost jobs, by women, and an inability to escape abusive domestic partners; as a result, we choose to celebrate ourselves, because we are still here, ready for tomorrow’s fight, and we have Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Kamala Harris, today. Tomorrow, there will be others.

I am preparing for that, by taking responsibility to forge ahead, with these quotes by Oprah Winfrey and Nora Roberts. Read into them.

“There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life.”

― Oprah Winfrey,

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.

― Oprah Winfrey

“When you don’t know what to do, do nothing. Get quiet so you can hear the still, small voice—your inner GPS guiding you to true North.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“The essential question is not, “How busy are you?’ but ‘What are you busy at?’ ‘Are you doing what fulfills you?”

― Oprah Winfrey

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“You can fix anything but a blank page.”

― Nora Roberts

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