Thoughts on International Women’s Day – IV

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Send International Women's Day EcardsIn the fourth and the final installment of guest posts by my women friends, Irina is writing for us today. Irina may go around saying and doing things that make her come across like a scatter-brain (she gave herself that tag!), but she’s certainly not that. I have always noted a keen intelligence in her. She’s really done things when she put her heart to it. Irina…

Hey there!
Bob may try hard to prove I’m all this and that, but that’s just him! Don’t you give it another thought! What’s the point in getting all worked up and stressed when life is all about a few years? I have always told myself, live and let live. I try not to be worried. It’s difficult sometimes, but once you get into the habit, it won’t come off as an effort that you have to give. It gets into your system.

To me, International Women’s Day is all about celebrating the freedom of being able to do something you want to do. I have never really thought about it, but now that I’m writing this to you, I must say I’m unanimous with the UN Mandate. Violence against women and girls is something that’s still very rampant. If we just lift the veil a bit, we can all see its cruel face. If we can do something, we should all contribute in our own little way. All our voices will make a roar that is loud enough.

I guess I have run out of steam now! Happy International Women’s Day to all of you!

Have fun!
Irina

This is Bob. That was the toughest guest, hands down! I had to keep pushing her to complete that! Anyway, I think she did a fine job. The idea was to make her write what International Women’s Day means to her, and I think she did that wonderfully well. What do you say?

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3 thoughts on “Thoughts on International Women’s Day – IV

  1. Hi Editor Bob,
    Thank you for getting your friends Donna, Megan and Irina to share their thoughts and experience with your readers. I am not a writer, I won’t be able to write like your friends but here are some quotes by famous people I want to share on this day:

    LOUISE OTTO
    The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that … women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.

    ERMA BOMBECK
    It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

    DAVID BOWER
    Dream the dreams that have never been dreamt.

    LANGSTON HUGHES
    Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

    ANON
    To those who can dream there is no such place as faraway.

    ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

    GEORGE SANTAYANA
    The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
    The Life of Reason, 1905-1906

    HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
    So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

    MARGARET SANGER
    A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.

    MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI
    Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.

    Diane Ackerman, Poet
    [quoted in Newsweek, September 22, 1986] I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

    Eleanor Roosevelt, activist You Learn by Living
    You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

    Mother Theresa, social activist
    I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.

  2. Great job Irina and special thanks to Rene for sharing some very moving quotes by so many people and from different walks of life. They may have different backgrounds but the truth in their words is real and the same. Great minds think alike. Nancy

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