March 8th, a day set aside to celebrate women and the contribution women make to societies around the globe. When I was a little girl, I often lamented being born female. In my view boys had many more opportunities than girls and I disliked, what seemed to me, the uneven allocation of duties, responsibilities, chores, call it what you will. I no longer feel sorrow for my gender. I am glad I am a woman. And though there are still mountains to climb as far as true equality is concerned, I believe strides have been made and we all owe a debt of gratitude to the women who forged the paths we now walk a lot more comfortably than they were able to.
I have many “sheroes” in my life, women to whom I will always and forever be grateful for. Women who shared so much of themselves; women who toiled for me and for others; women who helped me grow to be glad to be a female in a male dominated world. Those women taught me resilience, tolerance, patience, love and so much more. Today I will celebrate women, those I’ve known and those I have yet to meet.
Happy International Women’s Day!