International Women’s Day is one to be celebrated by both males and females. No one would be here without the strong women of today’s day.
The personal chefs. The midnight school project wizards. Boardroom slayers. Children raisers. Advice givers. We couldn’t do anything without them. Sisters. Mothers. Friends. Grandmothers. Daughters. Cousins. Co-Workers.
Women are resilient and it’s time we started acting like it. Women are always hushed and never taken seriously, but little do they know the world as we know it would cease to exist without us. Be proud of that. Be proud of your accomplishments and who you are. We’re always telling everyone it’s fine, it’s no big deal but why do we diminish our accomplishments? Why do we make ourselves seem small? The next time someone acknowledges one of your accomplishments smile & say thank you or you’re welcome. Enjoy it. You deserve to feel proud and appreciated.
Why are we allowing ourselves to be silenced by the voice of a man? (No that doesn’t mean we should be man haters). I remember a specific night me and my boyfriend at the time went car shopping. For ME. All the car sales men went directly to him to talk about what car I wanted.
Similar things have happened to my sister, an entrepreneur and business owner. In business meetings everyone turns to her male business partners ignoring their knowledge that she is the owner. It happens to women all over.
Now more than ever it is important to show everyone that we mean business. We have to do it for the future generations. We cannot be contained by glass walls and ceilings. We are more powerful than even we know. It’s time to shatter them! Who else can take care of a household, excel in their career, manage the upbringing of children, and serving others in their community and make it look easy?
Giving so much is our super power but we have to remember where it starts and that is with us. You CANNOT pour from an empty cup. Before you can say I love you, you have to be able to say I. What is it that you truly desire in life? What are your goals? What are your dreams?
The world is in our hands and I wish so badly that each and every girl knew their capabilities and tapped into their potential. We all have ideas and talents we haven’t even discovered that are just begging to be let out. Are you afraid? Afraid of what others might say or think? We are not competitors rather a support system linked by something so much bigger than ourselves. Yet we still bring each other down? I think in order to bring about our full potential we need to start acting like we’re on the same team. Every single girl on this earth is different and beautiful in their own way. We set the standard for everything. We need to do better. Do you even know how powerful you are? Try it. Support other women. Encourage them. Watch what happens. Reach out to just one woman a day for the next week. It’s amazing the good you can put into the world.
Here’s to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
YOU ARE SPECIAL. YOU ARE ONE IN A MILLION. YOU ARE A BADASS WOMAN.