20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
She does not eat the bread of idleness. She is ambitious. She is not lazy, or bored. She is ready, willing, and prepared to do the work that needs to be done- both in her family, and in the world. She is not overwhelmed. She can laugh at the days to come. She knows she's something special. She knows how hard she can work, how smart she is, how much talent she has. She looks at the future, smiles, and says, "Bring it."