I wonder who these great women that we admire today set on their own pedestal when they were girls? Who were their inspirations?
March is Women's History Month. Is 31 days really enough? Why do we still need our own month to draw attention to the amazing things we do? When we finally elect a woman president, will we stop? Probably not.
Yes, we've come a long way, baby; but we've miles to go before we sleep.
While we're awake, let's take a moment to think about a few women who've made a difference in our lives. Now, I can't presume to tell you who's made a difference in yours. Sure, I could suggest Susan B. Anthony, Mother Teresa, Oprah. The talked about. However, only you can decide who those women really are, who are those women who've cleared your path, shaped your dreams, opened your doors. It's different for each of us. I can only speak for me.
My own mother, of course. My mom married at 19, started a family, raised that family, and went back to college when she was 42. She taught me not to let life get in your way but to make your life your way.
My daughter. She teaches me everyday that life is fun. She reminds me that so much of what we see is a mystery and that if we bring joy to the search to unravel these curiosities, we will grow exponentially. Joy + Curiosity = Passion.
My friend, Jane. You don't know Jane, but you have a Jane in your life. Jane is a combination of my mom and daughter. Jane brings joy and curiosity into her life and lives with passion. She runs mini marathons; she's a successful businesswoman; she's a loving mom; she takes time out to see the world and LIVE; she is a loyal friend. Jane is a woman to admire this month.
There are so many others. Each woman in my life sits in my heart like a feather, gently reminding me of the greatness that lies within me, the potential of possibilities.
We have 31 days. Who do you admire? Who brings into this life the qualities you wish to embrace? It's Women's History Month, girls; let's do this!