Fixing tiaras: Help other women shine

By Gaby Smith, NOLA Catholic Parenting

I’m always in awe at the uniqueness of each woman I see. Each one is stunning in her own, unique way. You can see her style reflected in her clothes and her hair. It’s truly marvelous.

As a mom, my style is very casual. I like to be comfortable.

I see moms in high heels and ironed suits; moms covered in tattoos; moms in sweatpants and old T-shirts; and moms in flowing spring dresses.

Seeing all these unique women shows how God uniquely made each and every one of us.

We can get so busy judging or being jealous of other women, especially in the age of social media.

One woman told me how we should all strive to fix each other’s “tiara” in a sense. This means cutting out the jealously and the name-calling. This means being kind to one another and looking for one thing you love about another woman you are encountering in conversation, at the grocery store or at work.

We hear it all the time: Kindness goes a long way. Try giving at least one compliment to a lady you see.

God gives us a unique role as women. God gives us a unique role in the church. We are called to be kind and Christ-like, especially in today’s world, to other women. True femininity can be lost in modern culture. As women, we can sometimes get confused.

Let’s not forget what Christ calls us to do as women. Starting with one compliment can go a long way. Let’s be kind to one another and help fix each other’s tiaras.

Gaby Smith was born and raised in Baton Rouge and has always loved Tiger football and great food. Her work with Catholic Community Radio brought her to New Orleans, where she manages the radio station. She has family in Texas and worldwide. She loves her Catholic faith and strives to bring Catholic content and the Gospel through the air waves at work as an avid promoter of solid Catholic media. “God has shown me the beauty in everyday life and trials.” Her favorite things to do are spending time with family, cooking and traveling.

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