Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her worth is far above rubies.
This is referring to the Proverbs 31 lady, but before you get completely discouraged already and say, "C'mon, it's Monday, why'd you have to bring HER up?" read on, and you'll find that you--as a woman, wife, mother, grandma--are far more virtious than you might think.
The Hebrew word for virtuous is 'Chayil' which means strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army. If you were to go back and read Proverbs 31:10-31 you'd discover each of these definitions interwoven throughout this passage in one form or another. And by the way, I didn't see the word perfection anywhere in there, did you?
So don't beat yourself up because you didn't get up 'while it is yet dark' or because SHE doesn't yell at her kids (excuse me, raise her voice) or because you don't 'make linen garments...and sell them'--on Ebay to boot! (by the way, my first and last sewing experience was in 7th grade when I sewed a pair of cheesy cotton pants in which the zipper ripped out the first day I wore them!)
As one commentary states, "The cultural details of her specific tasks are different in our era, but the principles are timeless".
My favorite scripture in this passage is in vs. 30 which says 'Charm is deceitful [I can handle that] and beauty is passing [still coming to grips with that one] but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised!' Be encouraged, women who fear the Lord!
It's All Good!