Winter doesn’t seem to let go of its grip at all in our neighbourhood! We’ve got fresh snow on the ground two, wait, no – four mornings in a row!!! But I do have a confession to make – I’m so comfortable wearing my winter jacket that I’m afraid that I have a serious separation anxiety ahead of me when it’s time to put all my winter clothes away. You know when you actually have to think what to wear again and there’s no more hiding under big jackets and scarfs 😀 Feeling totally exposed, white as a flour sag :D. I don’t know what I’m going to do… Well, on the other hand I do miss the easiness of taking our puppy out, just quickly kicking flip flops on and all ready to go.
But what I actually came here to say is Happy International Women’s Day y’all! I gave this day a good thought today and I was thinking what kind of women I’ve seen and been influenced by over the years. And what kind of woman I would like to be when “I grow up” 😀 and what I want to leave behind when I meet new people. Do you ever think about how the other person feels after they’ve just met you? And I’m not talking about “pleasing” people all the time but like, you know – even just little simple things – do you listen the other person, smile and be friendly or do you just want get it over with and move on? In my case I’ve noticed many times that I could have been more friendly at the grocery store or I should have said Hi when someone walked by and so on. It feels so lovely when other people are friendly and polite. And it’s amazing how some people have this gift to make you feel a better person by just spending few minutes talking. I think women are masters at getting the “vibe” in the room and we can easily notice or sense how the other person feels.
So I was thinking very hard and carefully that I’ve seen women that are hard working but also nurturing and caring. I’ve found myself in a middle of successful women that I’ve been scared of, big time 😀 But then when I spent enough time with them, it wasn’t that bad after all. BUT I noticed that the “scary” first impression was intentional. And then I’ve seen so many women that I believe keep pretty much everything together. I’ve seen women that are total control freaks 😀 and perfectionists. Women that are super funny and confident. Then I’ve seen women that are scared, completely lost, put down and hurt. I’ve seen working moms and stay at home moms and I think they both are running and ruling this world!!! I’ve seen women that are craving a constant attention and not knowing their true value. And I’ve seen women that are mean and judgmental. The list can go on forever. But I came to conclusion that we as women have tremendous power and we can influence and affect each other’s lives sooooo much. In a good and bad way. We should support one another and build each other up and don’t judge, be jealous or tear each other down. We should take care of ourselves and be happy just the way we are. We are all so different and that’s amazing. Don’t try to be a cheap copy of someone else but be the designer’s original. God made us all different purposely.
I believe women have power that no man can have or understand and it’s up to us to choose which way we wan’t to use it! It tells a lot about ourselves how we treat each other in different situations when we get a chance or even an upper hand.
#WomenHavePower Be a blessing to other women and all the people around you.