The calendar highlights dozens of holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and Hallmark appointed dates throughout the year. We spend time planning how to honor many of these days from Valentine’s to Mother’s day. It seems like there is a holiday card for everything.
Did you know there’s a day designated to toast women all over the world? March 8th is International Women’s Day. The day marks 24 hours of recognition to women around the world. When you think about what that entails, it’s a pretty big deal. A celebration of cultural, political, economic and social achievements made by women. The annual cheer-a-thon has been going on for over 100 years. In 1911 a million people from various parts of the globe united to sing praise to women’s wins. Celebratory meeting of females with accomplishments reflecting equality for women in society.
International Women’s Day 2019 should be important for all women looking to feel empowered. We need to celebrate each other’s victories, as well as, make every effort to strengthen bonds across the various races, cultures, ages and socioeconomic lines. We have the power for change but it will not come to fruition without support. There has to be a continued call to action demonstrating to girls, young women, students, professionals, mothers – women worldwide they’re not alone. We’re on a universal mission to achieve greatness. Each contributing a talent, skill or story of empowerment. There is no competition between us because it’s a gender under one team.
Females are a force to be reckoned with when banded together. The beauty, intelligence, motivation and passion of a woman can take her to amazing heights. Sprinkle compassion and sensibility to strengths already possessed, it shapes a wondrous human being. Caretakers, nurturers, matriarchs working hard in and out of the home. Rolling with the punches of daily life while holding up the tribe that depends on them to push forward. Our imperfections serve as cracks to let the light inside allowing humanity to shine through reminding us of our vulnerability.
Men play an important role in society but women, most certainly do as well. It takes two strong parts to build on the foundation of our countries, regardless of where on the globe you stand. However, the recognition of the contributions begin with acknowledging one another. There are battles yet to be won. The exercise requires a gender undivided. Working as a single team to break barriers.
Women don’t need to pit against each other to be victorious. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone. Each individual brings something unique to the table.
On March 8 celebrate not only your achievements and how far you’ve come. Pause to consider all the women that were here before you, and the ones still fighting today. They set a stage for us to be where we are right now. Honor them by being the best woman you can be. Celebrate them by showing camaraderie with women at every level – anywhere in the world.
Happy International Women’s Day.
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