Since 1911, March 8 has been International Women’s Day. There are still people who wonder why we still need to bring attention to the status of women, especially here in the enlightened United States, so here is one single fact that may help explain: Of the 37 million people living in poverty in these United states, 21 million are women.
I see more and more the greatness of the women around me, women who are living rich lives of courage and spirit in spite of obstacles that would discourage lesser people. I want to celebrate them. These are women who are caring for their families and the greater world family, women who educate, heal and share their energy and faith in a myriad of ways, women who maintain a positive attitude and keep moving forward in the face of a world that seems to be intent on squashing them.
What women do you want to celebrate? How can we celebrate each other? Do you believe that observations like International Women’s Day are irrelevant?