Archive for March 8th, 2018

I had these lovely thoughts earlier in my head but when I sat down in front of my PC, they all vanished like air. My goodness, I am getting old and forgetful at certain times too.  Is this what we pay for adding years in our lives? I like to think, it’s the other way around because I value the wisdom I learned through the years. I am blessed to have  experienced things in the past that lifted me up somehow, given me strength to face what lies ahead. Yes, I am still looking forward to more years spending with my family and friends.

Today, we celebrate International  Women’s Day. Google says that  “in 1917 against the backdrop of the war, women in Russia again chose to protest and strike for “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar). … 1975 During International Women’s Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March.”

photo from Google

So why does the world celebrate International Women’s Day?  Why do we fight for women’s right?   It  is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.”

Do you really believe that women are the weaker sex? I don’t agree. We were born equal – equal opportunities, equal  chances to do good, equal chances to rise up to challenges.  What men could do, we could do too, sometimes even better.

There are jobs in most aspects of life that people think men could do better.  I know of women cops, women who do carpentry works, women who are skilled in any given field of choice.  We all know of women leaders.  I remember my days as an employee at the bank I used to work before. In all the years I’ve been there, all my big bosses were women.  And yes, they were all good. There was that nurturing amidst problems at work, there was that motherly care of all the employees under their watch. The camaraderie of having them around was priceless.

And talking of women, we talk of mothers too.  How could you juggle  a job caring for your little ones and at the same time working outside of home?  In times of crises, they stay strong for their family.

I love this quote from Mother Teresa:

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”


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