It's a brand new month and this month we celebrate women. Whenever I think of the word "woman" certain thoughts and ideas spring to mind. Many of these ideas are probably very stereotyped and most men and women will have similar thoughts about this word. Since the late 1800's women have actively taken action to draw attention to the rights of women, and although women today enjoy the same rights and privileges as men, there are still many instances of unfairness. Many women are still the victims of abuse and violence as well as discrimination. I am, however not writing this to continue the debate of women's rights, but rather to highlight the wonder of being a woman. Although society has come a long way, quite often women still have to compromise their wonderful qualities in order to prove themselves in a male dominated world.
Here are six of the many qualities women possess which make them simply amazing.
First of all, women have natural nurturing qualities. They give easily of themselves and reach out to people in need. Women are known for their kindness. However one would be mistaken to view this quality as weakness. Women never respond kindly to being taken advantage of.
Women are great motivators. They instinctively understand how to encourage and inspire those they interact with. This quality enables people to give their best in any given area. When people are inspired they work together for the greater good of the project.
Although women are often spoken about as the weaker sex, women possess great internal strength as well as courage.. Women's intellect combined with their bravery helps them to take calculated risks.
Through the ages women have had to face difficult challenges. They have had to fight for their rights. When the men had gone off to war it was up to the women to face the hardships at home and take care of the families, the farms and to make sure there was something for the men to return to. Women have learned to both persevere and adapt.
Relationships are the web connecting individuals. Women understand the importance of healthy interpersonal relationships and are often the ones keeping families together. They will make every effort to mend broken relationships both on the home front and in the workplace.
Women are not afraid of their feelings. They are often more in touch with their emotions and thus are able to provide comfort and bestow kindness to those around them.
It is wonderful to be a woman. Don't be shy to celebrate your "woman-ness". Revel in the beauty of being a woman. We have the best of both worlds. We are soft and kind, yet powerful. We are dreamers and achievers. We can be anything we dream of being, there are no longer limits to what we may or may not do.
Have a wonderful Women's Month.