We'd asked you, dear readers to tell us about the woman who inspires you the most.
Rediff reader Bhumika Mehta from Ahmedabad talks about self love.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhumika Mehta
There are many women -- starting from my mother to teachers, aunties and friends -- who have played major role during different phase of life. To shape it, nurture it and make it more joyful.
But at 40, if I have to select only one woman, whom I admire the most, it would be Bhumika Mehta. And that's me.
Yes, I admire myself for fighting the darkest, loneliest phase of life to come out and see better times.
I admire myself to be able to love selflessly, to become stronger -- mentally and emotionally with every experience life had to offer.
I love myself.
Yes, I failed many times but I am glad, I never stopped trying.
And today, when I stand in front of mirror, I can look straight into those twinkling eyes and smile.
Being honest about your emotions, opinions and suggestions is a tough job in the real world and I am doing it, without any buttering.
I am thankful to the woman in me. Despite all her struggles, she never accepted defeat.
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