A thought for my lovely sorority ladies during one of my fav times of year. :)
"She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman...can there be any doubt that Eve is the crown of creation? Not an afterthought. Not a nice addition like an ornament on a tree. She is God's final touch, his piece de resistance. She fills a place in the world nothing and no one else can fill...
A woman at rest, a woman comfortable in her feminine beauty...is enjoyable to be with. She is lovely. In her presence you heart stops holding its breath. You relax and believe once again that all will be well. And this is also why a woman who is striving is so disturbing...'Like a fountain trouble,' as Shakespear said, 'muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty.'
Beauty is a quality of the soul that expresses itself in the visible world. You can see it, You can touch it. You are drawn to it...It's essence, says Thomas Aquinas, is its 'luminosity.' It is bound up with the immortal. Beauty flows from a heart that is alive.
And unveiling beauty is our greatest expression of love, because it is what the world most needs from us. When we choose not to hide, when we choose to offer our hearts, we are choosing to love.
There is something uniquely magnificent and powerful about a woman...There is a radiance in your heart that the world desperately needs." - John and Stasi Eldredge, from Captivating