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International Women's Day and my blog.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.



This is a short story about Indian women taking control of the air for a day today. It comes from a land of contradictions. I know some very powerful women who hail from India. There are some women there who are treated worse than the lowly feral cat.

What will you do to bring awareness? What can you do? How?

Read the articles, be yourself and rock your womanhood!

Back to my blog. I was unaware this was an auspicious day. My mental draft happily coincides with the movement.

You've all been giving me well-appreciated accolades for doing what I believe I should do.
Help others.
I have always told stories, "like they are". One of my favorite writers was Erma Bombeck. She wrote from the hip, the soul and the bathroom floor when she was cleaning. Life is life and relating the minutia can sometimes be therapeutic, funny or sad but it is still life.

I happen to be related to those others and there's a kinship factor that pushes me a bit further since I "created" some of the players! The bottom line is I have a lot of giving inside. I have a lot of strength. I give as much as I can until I can't, then I take a rest.
It's akin to being at the gym, sweating out those last 3 "whatevers" and your trainer comes along and says "give me 5 more."
Do you say no, thank you? I don't need to have great abs, good posture or a healthy heart?
What's in it for me?
No, most of us here will give the 5 more to prove to ourselves we can, prove to the trainer we can or because we know it will make things better in the end.

So, thanks for thinking I'm awesome, I'm doing what I do best!
Being me!

BTW DD1 is still in the hospital for the duration of the pregnancy and I think she is scheduled for delivery Friday.
SIL is being Mr. Mom, going to work, caring for the boys. He's awesome too!

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  • ALICIA363
    Great description of what we do - give, even when we think we can give no more. Reminds me of a blog I read maybe 15 years ago, called The Daily Alexander (it was about motherhood... I should try to find it sometime).
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    1487 days ago
    You are great. And I like the Beck book as your wallpaper. Is that new? Or am I clueless? And still praying that the baby stays put!
    1488 days ago
  • GINA180847
    We are so lucky to be women in the west rather than in some eastern countries but there are awesome strong women every where. Today I am just barely managing so I won't go on but let me shout it out, "I am so proud to be one of you women".
    Don't know what is going on but my whiplash is killing me!!!!
    1488 days ago
    A whole AWESOME family, no wonder, either, with you showing them how it's done! emoticon emoticon
    1488 days ago
    Hope things are going well for your daughter.
    1488 days ago
    Friday is almost here!!!!
    1488 days ago
    You are a wonderful caring person. Good luck to you and your family. I know your DD1 must be so ready.
    1488 days ago
    I'm a nurturer too. There are 2 kinds of people in the world - givers and takers. I would not be satisfied with my life if I chose to be the latter. There are times when we must accept help graciously but I much prefer to be the one who is helping others.

    There will be a new life in the family soon!!
    1488 days ago
    Have been doing a little review of women's history recently in prep for catching up on where issues stand today. Subliminally, I must have been prepping for International Women's Day. Thanks for the post and links.

    Will keep DD1 and SIL in my thoughts and prayers.
    1488 days ago
    Happy International Women's Day to you - one strong woman!

    HUGS and prayers for DD. And good job, SIL on being Mr. Mom.

    PS. LOVE LOVE LOVED Erma Bombeck.
    1488 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/8/2016 8:58:14 AM
    Good reminder, and hope all goes very smoothly for your daughter!
    1488 days ago
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