She walks into the room and wonders
Will they ignore me?
Will they laugh at me?
Will they reject me?
She goes to class and wonders
Will they like me?
Will they talk to me?
Will they snub me?
She walks into a church and wonders
Will they accept me?
Will they scorn me?
Will they hurt me?
Who is this she?
She is the woman next to you in line
She is your Mother
She is every woman reading this
How do I know?
It doesn’t seem to matter how confident we may appear
We are little girls
Longing for acceptance
My challenge to each of us today is this
When you walk into that room or class or church
It is full of women just like you
Be the first to make eye contact
The first to speak
The first to share
The first to reach out
And see what a difference YOU can make