Happy International Women’s Day! Among the many women we could celebrate from world leaders, distinguished scholars, educators, healers, accomplished entertainers, and those who do countless other jobs serving humanity, don’t forget to honor the one who greets you in the mirror every morning – You!
Yes, You. You are a leader in your corner of the world. No one can tell do exactly what you do with your every breath from telling a Knock Knock joke quite like you to being the Go-To Gal professionally and personally! While you may not see yourself as making any grand gestures in the world (attending countless staff meetings, deftly fielding questions while researching information for clients, doing mountains of laundry, packing lunches, preparing dinners, sewing Halloween costumes, supervising craft projects, filling Christmas stockings, and driving the circumference of the earth to band practice, soccer, ballet, gymnastics, ice skating, hockey, and piano), I’m sure there are those in your life who would disagree with you.
Give yourself a pat on the back and a “You Go, Girl!” cheer.
What you do matters and you deserve to be celebrated for every e-mail, status report, coaching session, dirty sock, meatloaf, meeting, report and all of the other thousands of creative things you do!
While to the world, you may never be famous, never be written up in Who’s Who, or interviewed on Oprah, you are a very important person in your circle…important in your own life.
In honor of National Women’s History Month, I celebrate YOU. If the story of your life thus far does not reflect where you want to go, rewrite the story! Change it. Make up your mind today that your story matters and going forward you have a new story!
I celebrate me. I celebrate Us. Let’s celebrate each other!
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