I wrote a post yesterday about celebrating this day, but decided to visit the importance of Women’s Issues one more time – with a song! Helen Reddy wrote and sang a song called “I am Woman” several generations ago that continues to be the song many women world-wide look to for inspiration. And I agree. We still do “…have a long way to go – but look how far we’ve come” (lyrics from her song)!
Just know that each and every woman on this planet is important. We continue to make a positive difference with each passing day! Why? Because we can!
Thank you and thank you Helen!
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Depending on where you live in the world it is already International Women’s Day. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this celebration, allow me to share some information about this day.
While there have been various Women’s Day Celebrations in different parts of the world historically, it was in 1977 that the U.N. (United Nations) invited members to proclaim March 8th as the U.N. day for Women’s Rights and World Peace. Many countries now actively celebrate this day.
For both men and women this is an important day to note. We humans, of this planet Earth, cannot move forward without all of us working towards a goal of harmony, peace and growth for ourselves and our planet.
International Women’s Day is about encouraging the freedom and rights all women are entitled to and deserve.
Some excellent resources to find out more.
International Women’s Day
Women in the World Foundation
2014 Women in the World Summit
I cannot emphasize enough the huge importance of increasing awareness of this day and it’s purpose. It is through continuing support and education that many of the freedoms now occurring for women on our planet, in many countries, will continue to thrive for everyone’s future. It is through a sense of purpose, drive and determination that these most excellent goals can be achieved.
Never ever forget – We’re worth the extra effort needed so that all women can be free to be all that we can be!
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Our spirit must have the ability to seek
solace, support and strength from within
when weary and sick at heart.
Look to Faith - your “belief system” for this.
Each person’s religious and spiritual beliefs are their own,
but know this:
“Faith is far more than something
to comfortably hang one’s coat on.
Faith is the honest and sincere feeling
inside of you when there is true belief
~ Penny L Howe, 2014
I hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
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There are days
when all that we need is a gentle touch.
… a soothing hug.
… a welcoming smile.
… an understanding look.
… a shared moment in time.
… So we don’t feel so empty,
… so frightened by both the known and the unknown,
… so angry by the unfairness of life,
… so bewildered by changes,
and so infinitely alone -
There are days when all that we need is each other!
Please … share, give, love!
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It’s your life – own it!
I first wrote this piece a little over a year ago, and I’m posting it again because I believe it’s a message that we (women) need to be reminded of – again and again!
More than half of the people on this planet are female (this includes you and I)! We are not a minority in any way and this is your life, we’re talking about here. You are the one that breathes in and out of your body every day. You are the one who should be deciding how you want to live you life. YOU!
In the following movie clip from Aliens the heroine “Ripley” definitely encounters more things than we can ever imagine having to cope with in our lives.
But there is a point here. When something needs to be done. She does it. She makes the decisions she needs to make and makes them count!
We may not be facing aliens but every day we face all sorts of things to be dealt with. Our choices, our life. This includes speaking out on our beliefs and rights and defending them if necessary. Decide and then make it happen. It is your life, Don’t let others dictate how it’s going to be!
In the meantime, enjoy probably the greatest sci-fi heroine ever! And yes, she definitely owns her life!
Thanks for your visit, remember stay strong and take care of you!
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Cherubs by Michelangelo
I dwell alone, existing in a solitary world drifting among various thoughts, not a vacuum but a potential happening. A dreamlike state, at flux within the flow of creating – determining potentialities with the formation of my words, perhaps stylized, perhaps distinctive, uniquely me. Poetic in prose, pleasing to the eye, original.
The crafting of words is an art form. And in essence, the same as any artist in the throes of creation, the different factor being only that of medium. But as for the rest, an artist at work.
Cascading possibilities stream endlessly through consciousness and I am reminded my personal pallet of verbal colors can be as expressively rich as a glorious spring day, corresponding adjective hues and nuances as numerous as the most vivid of rainbows viewed through moisture laden air after a summer storm.
My words will be like onto visual works of art, flowing in movement, a glorious symphony of expression, making known to you my thoughts and feelings in a manner that will move you as many artists do with their creations. It is, after all, what we do – we artists of the word.
capturing life’s essence
rendering in words
This week the haibun writing challenge for HAIBUN THINKING involves art and the great artist Michelangelo. For more information click on Haibun Thinking to enter this weekly challenge or to read some of the other haibun entries. If you’re a writer or a reader you will enjoy yourself there.
Thank you for stopping by,
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praise and applaud.
Encouragement - a wonderful gift to receive,
an even better one to give … always!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
We each know how good we feel when someone says something encouraging to us. The day seems a little bit brighter and we feel better about ourselves and what we are trying to accomplish.
It works the other way too. Each time we take just a few extra minutes to be supportive, let another person know we think they’re doing a good job, it brightens their day as well.
So today, have a great day and make an effort to appreciate those around you. Your rewards will be obvious by their smiles and the pleasure exhibited on their faces. Such a nice thing to experience by everyone.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.
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