Happy International Women’s Day!
“A woman is like a teabag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
#quotes #women #tea #EleanorRoosevelt
We had a nice dialogue today with a creative peer of mine who wondered about the International Women’s Day – How difficult it was to wish happiness to the world when so many women remain suppressed and overpowered. I agreed and said that I felt the same way. And yet, I also thought that equality had to start from somewhere. Even if it’s just a day a year recognizing women. A beginning.
We may say many things about what’s needed and what’s not – but in the end, every time equality is brought back to the table in full – the scale tips further. The world needs a certain level of quotas as reminders. We need awareness for simple kindness. We need humanity to behave like humans, against our primal instinct to seek power over others. I find nothing as unattractive as asserting power instead of empowerment. It never impresses me in the least.
If you want to impress me, charm me with your intelligence, your emotional ability to understand the universes within the human mind and heart. There are a few who impress me in that field. I challenge you to try :).
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost #roadlesstraveled #RobertFrost #Poem
Dying is easy. To live for others, leading a life of kindness – that’s the real challenge. The choice is easy. The journey is not.
“My whole world within a rose – The beginning, and the end.” ~ Maria Lehtman
#BeKind #BeThere #LiveForOthers