Becoming Ginny Weasley: Brave, Strong, Beautiful
“The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” –OotP
“Yeah, size is no guarantee of power,” said George. “Look at Ginny.”
“What d’ you mean?” said Harry.
“You’ve never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?” –OotP
“A lot of boys like her,” said Pansy, watching Malfoy out of the corner of her eyes for a reaction. “Even you think she’s good-looking, don’t you, Blaise, and we all know how hard you are to please!” –HBP
Why did Harry fall for Ginny? He never noticed her (romantically) until sixth year. She was beautiful long before that. What got his attention was who she was on the inside. The strong, brave girl who could hold her own with Fred and George. The girl who, like Harry’s mother, was unafraid to face Voldemort and possibly die to save others. The girl who did not hold Harry back from his destiny even though it meant she may never be with him again…
And he [Harry] knew that at that moment, they understood each other perfectly, and when he told her [Ginny] what he was going to do now, she would not say ‘be careful’ or ‘don’t do it’, but she would accept his decision because she would not have expected anything less of him. –HBP
Ginny is tough. She has standards and she does not waiver from them to please herself or others. She’s a girl who knows what she believes and is not willing to give in.
Challenge: Figure out what you believe. What are your standards? What are you not willing to waiver from? List them out on paper or on your phone. Keep them with you. When the time comes to give in or stand-up, be like Ginny. Be brave, be strong, be beautiful from the inside out.
“[Michael Corner] didn’t like Gryffindor beating Ravenclaw at Quidditch and got really sulky, so I ditched him and he ran off to comfort Cho instead.” –Ginny, OotP
Know your standards so that when the time comes to choose between what is easy and what is right, you know which is which.
Next Week: Becoming Harry Potter: Facing Your Draco