Monday, March 15, 2010

International Women's Day... Let's Hear it for the Girls!

Last Monday, March 8th, was International Women's Day... Who Knew??

I know this sounds like something auspicious ( totally awesome and grand) but in reality, what does it mean?

To me it means that today is a day to Honor and Applaud Women who have made a difference in the world in which we live.

Women who lived and died before I was born, like the Suffragettes.

Women who defied the conventional ideas to do what they loved, like Amelia Earhart.

Women who loved and nurtured because it was what they had to offer, like Susan B. Anthony and the nurses of the civil war, on the front, tending the wounded and dying without regard to their own safety.

Women who pushed the envelope and thought outside of the box, like Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Coco Chanel.

And most importantly of all, the women who gave life to us, who taught us right from wrong, who encouraged us to live our lives the way we want but to be accountable while doing so, who allowed us to be free-thinkers and pro-lifers and pro-choicers
(I know not a real word but you know what I mean), the mothers and grandmothers and adopted mothers and aunts and sisters and friends who have shaped each of us throughout our lives by loving us and caring for us and letting us live and learn and grow.

To all Women, Everywhere... thank you for what you have given not only this generation of women, but the ones to come as well.
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