Alrighty here’s a post that I’ve been thinking about for a while. We as women (wives or sisters or moms) always try to meet certain standards. Sometimes we look at incorrect sources, or go nuts trying to meet unrealistic standards, or have none at all. I realized there’s one in the Bible. So when I get optimistic, I will look at Proverbs chapter 31 and dream of reaching those. Have you read that recently? It’s a difficult list! I’m not sure how organized, efficient, productive and smart you have to be to pull it all off! I reworded them to fit this day and age for clarification purposes.
10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
Who can find a woman with a good personality? She is worth way more than a Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
Her husband trusts her completely.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
Her whole life she creates a positive atmosphere.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
She chooses healthy, nutritious foods and prepares meals enthusiastically.
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She’s creative in her coupling and ordering great deals from Amazon Prime.
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
She’s a morning bird, makes coffee for her husband and prepares him lunch while he’s waking up. Also has some quality time to herself, or preps meals for the day.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She has an incredible investment portfolio, with her paycheck she opens her own company.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
She’s not a lazy bum, always working productively.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
She’s clever, she sees what people buy and don’t buy. Her customer service feedback allows her to adjust as necessary. Solar panels keep her house heated.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
With one hand she vacuums and with the other she dusts.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
She donates her clothes to Goodwill and Salvation Army and helps out homeless people.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She’s not scared of the power going out or freezing, because she’s prepped with everything necessary to survive: pantry is stocked, candles and flashlights – check, sweaters and hats- check.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
She quilts her own blankets, and is dressed in Valentino and Burberry.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
Her husband has 1M Twitter followers and is on the city counsel.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
Her crafts are sold on Etsy and she sends her clients thank-you gifts.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She’s always honest and emotionally strong, she looks forward to the future.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She gives good advice, and her constructive criticism is helpful.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
She manages the household finances and doesn’t watch soap operas.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
Her kids and husband call her “supermom”.
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
“Lots of women do good things, but you go above and beyond.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Being glamorous and beautiful means a lot of makeup and plastic surgery, but it’s better to admire a woman who respects the Lord.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Give her a shoutout for all the things she’s done.
Yep. QUITE THE LIST.