Those that are close to me know that I am a big fan of the "Put on your big girl panties, and deal with it" phrase. It resonates with me. there are some days that it is a lot easier than others, but that is kind of the point of the phrase in the first place. To me it is the ultimate definition of "adult". Being an adult has little to do with age, or desire to have fun, or how you spend your free time. Being an adult means being able to get the necessary things in life done.
In the past when I say this phrase the image of a gigantic pair of granny panties pops into my head. Today however, I said it, and realized that that image doesn't apply to me. An amazingly sexy pair of panties that make me feel powerful is a much more appropriate image. My mind has been putting the em-pha-sis on the wrong syl-abul this whole time.
BIG "girl panties"
There is strength, and maturity in your choice of panties, as well as in your choice of inspirational images.