You’re a force to be reckoned with, baby girl.
Strong-willed. Not easily overlooked or forgotten. You feel big emotions, and you have no problem making sure everyone knows where you stand.
You leave nothing to chance. You’re a go-getter, and you don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way.
In some ways, your spunk and your fierce independence are my favorite of all your qualities.
I know you won’t be pushed around. I know you’ll make sure your voice is always heard and your feelings are always respected. I know you’ll fight for anything and anyone you’re passionate about, and that you won’t let adversity hold you back.
I admire your determination and your zeal. And I’d be lying if I said you won’t need those qualities to make it through this world – especially as a woman.
But in a culture that tells you the only way to be heard is to scream louder, I hope you’ll remember this: Sometimes it takes more strength to be gentle than it does to be fierce.
So, shatter glass ceilings, but don’t forget to stay humble.
Make your voice known, but don’t forget to listen.