A woman, to me, is the synonym of sacrifice, love and caring. She is a companion to man for life, created specially by God. Yet she can cling to her own identity, her own persona. Women, in my opinion, are marvellous, wonderful creatures who deserve all the love and respect of the world in return. However, I don’t think they are God’s best creations.
The Roles of a Woman
A woman plays several roles during the duration of her life. She is someone’s affectionate sister, someone’s loving daughter, someone’s supportive wife, someone’s protective mother, someone’s sweet wielding grandmother, maybe even a mother-in-law or a great-aunt. Most importantly, she is someone. But even within these roles she plays in her life, she serves many purposes in each and every one of them. She is a partner in life, and a best friend.
A woman is blessed with a kind heart, a sea of love, and a bundle of affection. She is, undoubtedly, a symbol of love and a pillar of strength. She is like the moon. She revolves around us twenty-four seven, helping us in every way she can. Even when we cannot see her, she is always keeping an eye on us.
A woman sacrifices everything but keeps a smile pasted on her beautiful lips. You will never realise how many sacrifices she has done to keep you and the whole family up. She is a beautiful creation, sympathetic in nature, always caring more about her family than herself. She rarely even takes the time to think of herself, always too busy helping others.
She has the amazing ability to tolerate everyone’s problems and deal with them. She is the symbol of sacrifice, love, patience, care, responsibility and beauty. In some cases, they have a much higher calibre than men. Men do all the administrative, office work. But women, they do that as well as complete the domestic work and cater to all the needs of her household back home.
Everyone has heard the famous adage that says, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman.” They are responsible, beautiful creatures. Her most beautiful quality is her capacity to love, cherish and care for others, be it her husband, children, parents, or even in-laws.
She is a contributor and nurturer in the family who always needs the love and support of her family members and loved ones which enables her to be the magic wand which empowers her children and society. Her multi-tasking capacity is unparalleled as she plays all her roles simultaneously and effectively with full sincerity.
Yet, they are the most humble and delicate members of the family. Every home, every heart, every feeling, every moment of happiness is incomplete without her.
A woman is like a big giant truck. Powerful, but it needs a tiny key to start it. Physically, they might be a little weaker than men. Physiologically, they are more evolved than men and mentally, they are much stronger. They are full of selflessness, emotions and patience, to make this globe the best possible place to live in.
They have patience and perseverance, strength and confidence. They have proved themselves by demolishing the myth that certain fields were only meant for men.
They can be young or old, but always dynamic, vibrant, perfect & sincere as mountaineers, fire-fighters, doctors, legislators, engineers, astronauts, train drivers, scientists, diplomats, teachers, drivers, entrepreneurs; they have stormed all possible male-dominated areas.
Women are an important part of the world. There are many great women achievers in our world, heroines and legends that we look up to, wherein heroines does not refer solely to celebrities or actors. By heroines, I mean people like Mother Theresa, Sarojini Naidu, Florence Nightingale, and many others who worked selflessly to aid other people.
However, when we say that women are an important part of the world, we aren’t implying it is because of these legends. Women are important, because they hold another’s life in them. For nine months, they carry a baby in their wombs. They are creators of life, and hence they are a supreme creation of God.
The Best Creation of God
In spite of all these qualities, I still do not hold women to be the best creations of God. They are indeed supreme creations. But they are often stereotyped into the notion of being perfect. Women are just as human and erroneous as men. They should not be either criticised, undervalued and trampled upon, nor should they be overestimated, worshipped, or stereotyped. The difference between the prison cell and the pedestal is simply the attitude.
Stating that women are God’s best creation implies, that we are comparing her to the waves of the ocean, the fishes in the sea, the birds of the air, the beautiful variety of trees and the cool breeze in the air, among several other things.
On our planet earth, everything is created by God. Right from the light that enables us to see the beauty around us to the darkness that helps us imagine that beauty. Emphasising any particular species, gender or creation would be unfair. Instead, I believe that each creation has its own beauty. One has to recognise its perfection. Everything created on the earth has a purpose and God lives in every creation.
Even the goal of true feminism is not to prove that women are better, or stand at a higher level than men. It simply asks and promotes equality of either gender. The debate to prove the superiority of women cannot be a justice at any level. They are to be given the same love and care as is given to a man. On the other hand, each and every man should work for his stand in the family, in society and in the world. Women are at par with male in each and every section and need to be uplifted further more.
God’s every creation holds its own significance. Every living creature is unique in their existence and performance. Everyone has a calibre and talent, the difference lies in the way they utilise their opportunities to emerge and show their existence.
A woman is as good as any other creation of God. They have their own good and bad traits. No one on this earth is complete, as everyone has some or the other point in their life for which they feel that they could have been better. So is a woman like anyone else who tries to complete her tasks and responsibilities to her level best.
Not every woman is same, they differ with their behaviour, mannerisms and many other qualities, similarly, and they differ from the other creations of God. To compare and compete, one should have similar circumstances. Life never gives the same situation to two people to live in. The lives differ and so do the traits.
No one can deny that women are majestic creations. They need to be respected and loved. However, this respect is not owed to them because of their supposed perfection. Women should not be idolised for superiority, but respected because they are also simply people.
On the other hand, no creation of God can be given the title of being the best. Every creation is uniquely special in its own way. That is what adds the element of perfection.
I would like to conclude with a beautiful poem by Gabriel Embry about the Creations of God.
“I look around, and everywhere I can see,
The beauty of God’s creations smiling back at me.
A precious baby with velvety soft skin,
On its face an adorable grin.
First morning dew on a pink rose;
A beautiful butterfly drawing to it close.
The sun’s golden rays gently warming the ground;
Luscious plants covering the soil abound.
Hummingbirds singing high up in the tree;
White sand glistening beside the turquoise sea.
Snow-capped mountains, majestically high;
A colourful rainbow adorning the afternoon sky.
Countless stars above, sparkling so bright,
Decorating the horizon and illuminating the night.
Thank you, Dear God, for giving me another day,
To enjoy the beauty of your creation,
To worship you and to pray.”