Tuesday, March 8, 2011

This one's for the girls. (re-post)

Last year on this day, March 8th, I wrote a little something, something I'm proud of, for International Women's Day. While I spent 8 1/2 hours working today on behalf of a disease that touches 1 in 8 women within their lifetime, breast cancer, I thought of you, you and you. Here is my post from last year's International Women's Day, enjoy:

Today is a day I wish was celebrated in the same fashion as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Easter, and going out on a limb and including the 4th of July. March 8th is also known as International Women's Day, which oddly enough is celebrated around the world, minus us over here in the U.S.A. Today is a day representing birth, appreciation, respect and beauty, new beginnings, and a celebration of freedom. Today marks the day women around the world stamped their footprints within history books and established a different tomorrow for those who would follow.

International Women's Day should not be skipped over as it continues to be in the U.S., but instead celebrated in honor of every woman who has raised her voice, stood in line, removed herself from a line, proved herself in the working world, lived up to what it means to be a mother, provided for her community, destroyed stereotypes (formed new ones), made it known she was not nor ever will be a "minority," and last but not least found confidence within herself to be the best she could be and in return instilled self-worth in everyone around her.

Today is a day for women around the globe to come together and share a smile. Today is a day we must remember where we came from and where we want to go. Today is the day for every women before my life and within my life to be honored. Today is my day!

Happy International Women's Day!

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