Today is International Women’s Day (image above c/o United Nations)!
No matter your gender, you had and/or have a woman in it somewhere–as mother certainly–and perhaps, sister, wife, daughter, friend, and/or colleague.
But seriously, International Women’s Day reminds us that though women comprise more than half the world, some women’s voices and lives are still not heard or valued–and women also suffer violence.
So we ladies who are blessed and privileged and safe should never take our pleasant circumstances for granted. Nor should we fail to help other women and children in need. We can become informed (see the United Nations link for IWD), volunteer, and donate our pennies, etc. I have and I do. And I know you have and do as well.
So often women are taught to be demure, don’t be “pushy”, let others have the limelight and take credit. We need to stop doing that. We are strong and capable ladies. We give life and we sustain it. People depend upon us and we come through for them. Here are some examples of Women of Courage from around the world who inspire us (and image below from the March 6, 2015 ceremony):
And here is the video “Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage” with the Lady Gaga song to also inspire us:
So today, let us celebrate ourselves, the women in our lives, and women around the world who make a difference! We deserve it!