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What Is A Warrior?


“Once you are a warrior, you must live like one. You can’t be afraid to fight against and destroy anything that fights against what is right.” — Melita Tessy


She is somebody who has been through triple HELL, but gets back up anyway.

She is part of the resistance, not the conformists’.

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She laughs at her imperfections; “Ha-Ha-Ha, I shall wrap you around my strengths, you little bastards!”


She listens more than she talks—even when the other person drives her insanely, ridiculous mad.


She desires to enhance the universe she lives in; she is not fearful of this change.

She observes wrong and makes it right.


She recognizes there is something BIGGER, Greater, & more Powerful than herself.


She loves intensely, deeply, and passionately until it hurts, yet she never stops loving.


She stands up when everybody else is sitting down.


She doesn’t allow anybody to belittle her, demean her, make her feel less than. If they do, like Maya Angelou, she tells he/she to leave her table.


She doesn’t stop fighting for what she believes in. She may even die for those beliefs. ( I know many warriors out there. Thank you, my muses, you spur me forward! )

Image result for My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent’, and because I was a girl.

She isn’t afraid to ask for help. She recognizes that when we link hands, bind communities, and listen to one another, we can transform the world.


She lifts her head from her pillow in the morning & says, “Send Me, Lord.”


She’s learned to accept her body;  “I adore you cellulite, underarm fat, and chunky thighs!”

She gives a standing ovation to women who have achieved greatness and success….“O.M. Gggg, You Are Awesomely, Brilliantly, Sensationally, Fabulously Amazing.”


She falls again and again,


Yet she Rises:::Rises:::Rises

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like a million brilliant birds soaring into a radiant sun.

God created woman as a Warrior.” –Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior.


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  • Reply
    June 23, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Love this Kim! I should read this every day!

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    June 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Jane Goodall is MY idol! ❤️❤️ Thanks for sharing

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Did I tell you I wrote to her?
      And she wrote back! xx

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    Minnesota Prairie Roots
    June 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    These specific examples of strong women are empowering. We can all make a difference through our voices. And yours, dear Kim, is one of those strong voices that rises.

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 7:40 am

      We. Can. Change. The. World!! xx

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    Elephants Child
    June 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Love it.
    And add “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice which says I will start again tomorrow’.

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    lisa thomson
    June 23, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Perfect! We are Warriors. I love this so much, Kim. Thank you for the reminders and sharing these quotes from amazing Warrior women! Love you xo

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    June 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I love that when you fall get up. Some times it is very hard, but each time you get up you get stronger.
    Love You

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 7:41 am

      every single time, it gets a bit easier to RISE.
      Love you, Daddy. xxxxx

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    Kim Gagnon
    June 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Love you Kimmy!!!

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    Kristi Campbell
    June 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    You are a warrior! We all are, when we remember. Love your words. Love your message. Love your heart. Love YOU. Here’s to remembering every single day that there is something bigger and more glorious than what we see at times.

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Yes, we are all warriors.
      Watch us ROAR))))
      Thank you for inspiring so many. xx

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    June 24, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Love, love, love! (Said in my best South African accent).
    Have a glorious love filled happy weekend dearest Kim.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 7:43 am

      I hear your accent.
      So proper and lovely compared to mine)) HAAaaa. WOW. xxxx

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        June 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

        Nonsense, I LOVE your accent. xoxoxoxo

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    Christine Carter
    June 24, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Ah… YES YES YES my beautiful warrior bird. ONE THOUSAND TIMES YES!

    Keep rising. You are RADIANT!

    I hope every woman- especially those caged in captivity read this message.

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      …And you are stunningly, beautifully, magically Radiant!))) xxxx

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    Susan Casey
    June 24, 2017 at 6:41 am

    I love this post too!! Your words empower all of us Kim to love and accept who we are and remind us of the power we each have inside ourselves. I love what you do for the world. Xoxoxo

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      …And you EMPOWER me, my sweet Susan Casey! xxxx

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    Annette Connelly
    June 24, 2017 at 9:09 am

    What a good read. I have found my voice after having been stifled for too many years.

    Whether in politics, moral issues, standing for Christianity and defending our country and what it stands for. And if people disagree me that is their right. If they get angry it’s their problem.

    It feels so good. Like a balloon that was over inflated and the air is coming out as it needs to. Holding back feeling is toxic.

    Thanks for the post.

    Little Chickie

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      let it out.
      Even if one disagrees, that’s okay…
      At least it starts a dialogue! xx

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    Carrie Rubin
    June 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Good stuff, Kim. I loved this one: “She listens more than she talks—even when the other person drives her insanely, ridiculous mad.” Sometimes that can be so difficult to do, but it’s amazing what we learn when we do it.

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      My Inner Chick
      June 24, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      When I keep my mouth shut,
      sometimes I learn the most, Carrie. xx

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    Jennifer Wolfe
    June 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Love that you included Maya’s “leave my table” in this- something I’ve tried to live and model for my children. When I finally realized to embrace my inner warrior it was amazing how much my world opened up for me. Thanks, Kim.

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    June 24, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    You are the bravest and most beautiful warrior I know.

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      My Inner Chick
      June 25, 2017 at 6:30 am

      –Oh, I do wish I were, Lady Fi.
      Something to work on… xxx

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    Amy Tong
    June 24, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Love your powerful and beautiful message, Kim! Thanks for sharing and hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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      My Inner Chick
      June 25, 2017 at 6:30 am

      And you as well, Amy. xx hope you are enjoying summer.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    June 25, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Beautifully written and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing, Kim.

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    Nan Loyd
    June 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Sometimes being a warrior is standing up for things that are not “popular” or perceived as “politically correct” because sometimes right is not politically correct. And sometimes standing up for God and His ways makes one very unpopular. Who cares? Being a warrior is knowing what is right then holding on through the storms that try to shake it out of your hands. I have reached the “I don’t care what people think of me” stage of my life – and it is gloriously freeing!!

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      My Inner Chick
      June 26, 2017 at 7:09 am

      that’s the thing about getting older…
      We can just be ourselves. FINALLY. xx

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    June 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Loads of good stuff here, Kim!! No time for being a wimp, huh?!!

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      My Inner Chick
      June 26, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Wimps not welcome.
      And sometimes I’m a wimp! xx

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    Marie Kléber
    June 26, 2017 at 5:31 am

    You are a Warrior Kim. We are all Warriors. And together we are making a difference in this world.
    Love E.V.E.R.Y S.I.N.G.L.E W.O.R.D

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      My Inner Chick
      June 26, 2017 at 7:10 am

      And love you, Marie.
      Your support for this blog, me, Kay, and Trish is amazing. xxx

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    Lisa Gordon
    June 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    What a truly uplifting post, Kim.
    Thank you, my friend!!!

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    June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

    These be some wise words 🙂 Thank you for lifting me up today.

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    Sandra L Garth
    June 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    From one warrior to another, ‘We shall always rise!”

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