"All I was trying to do was get home from work."
I received a bulletin from Women to Women International announcing the upcoming International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8, 2009. According to the information, IWD "is a time for women around the world join together in celebration of the intelligence, strength, courage and beauty of women. Since it's inception IWD has been a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world without regard to their national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political differences."
Personally I've never heard of this day but in doing some research I find it has been celebrated for almost 100 years. The very first IWD was held on March 19, 1911. March 19. Hmmmm. That date sounds familiar!
Women to Women International suggests that individuals hold local events to celebrate women and to the raise awareness of the global food crisis. So I got thinking. I'm a woman. Why not host some kind of an Internet IWD/Merry ME birthday celebration?
How does this sound? In the next month be thinking about a special woman who has made an impact on your life, or in your world. It could be your mother, your aunt, or your daughter. It could be a friend, a teacher, or a co-worker. Maybe it's the clerk at the grocery store who always remembers your name and never puts the bread on the bottom of the bag; or a woman you know who is battling breast cancer but still manages to volunteer at her child's grade school. Maybe it's the angel who came into your life when you needed her most then seemed to vanish when you were back on your feet. I believe each of us knows someone we could write about.
I'll use my blog as a place to collect your tributes. On March 8th just leave a woman's name and a little something about her and you picked her in the comment section. Spread the word, if you have your own blog keep the party going.
Be thinking it about it. I'll give you a reminder between now and then. I'm excited! Hope you'll join in the celebration.
Here's to women the world over and you too,
For more information go to: http://www.womenforwomen.org/events-supporting-women/international-womens-day.php