Everyday is a good day to celebrate women. I’m rarely the conventional person who celebrates holidays and considers them with a certain level of sacredness… but this year I’m going to do things a little bit differently and Women’s Day looks like a good day to get started.
In order to celebrate someone or something, you need to have a reason. So my first quest is to find the why! Why do we celebrate Women’s Day? Here are a few reasons why I’m celebrating today…
First and foremost, I’m a woman. As easy as we make it seem, being female is not a walk in the park. Over the years, I have grown to accept, appreciate, understand and love who I am. If this isn’t a cause for celebration then I don’t know what is. PS, I don’t want to know, LOL.
The Mothers… a big reason to celebrate Women’s Day is that Mothers are women. We can all admit that we still don’t know what it is about mothers, but their souls are like angels. Their nurturing ways, their kind words when we are down. Most importantly, the warm feel of their gentle touch. The most beautiful part is that anyone you consider to be your mother makes you feel this way about them. Kudos to mothers for scoring a reason to celebrate Women’s Day!
Historical events and facts; a very broad and nearly endless topic. Dating back to pre-slavery and pre-colonial times, we have seen how women were treated as the lesser or weaker being. Fast forward to date: women are allowed to say what they think, they are allowed to pursue any career path they want and they are even allowed to vote. Most of the freedoms we are enjoying today are a result of what the women before us fought to have. Women’s Day serves as a memento of what our ancestors longed to experience.
I’m feeling generous enough to give you the how now that we have the why. A few ways you can celebrate Women’s Day is by sending a message or calling a woman you appreciate and wishing them well on this day. You can take a woman out on a shopping spree (make sure you invite me too! Haha), get them a meaningful gift, spend the day with them, prepare dinner for them, help them clean up their kitchen ( I know mama loves it when I do that for her kitchen), help them babysit their children, watch a movie with them or even pay for their next hair or nail appointment. Make this Women’s Day meaningful by being as sentimental as possible. This means, you can even take this opportunity to reconcile with any woman you had a misunderstanding with; let them know that a difference in opinion doesn’t mean there should be a rift between you.
As curiosity may have it, some of you would want to know what I’m doing today. I plan to visit my sister and spend some time with her. And yes, the others may get jealous but… one sister at a time and, their turn will eventually come. *grin*
Happy Women’s Day to all the women I know; stay beautiful and continue being inspirational! And remember to make today more meaningful by wishing the women you know and care about a happy Women’s Day and letting them know why you celebrate them.
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