If every women decided, “Right That’s It, No More Sex!” and refused to have children, our society as we know it would cease in less than 100 years.
Hear me out on this one, you’ll be glad you did….I was talking this week with a couple of clients and it dawned on me as we spoke that it’s women who hold the legacy of humanity in their hands with their actions and habits.
After all EVERYONE came from a woman ! Yes there was some involvement with a man at the beginning (know that I mean it when I say I have a deep appreciation of men – some of my closest friends are men ) – but Today we are talking Women.
Women, you play a powerful role (or more often role’s’) – you are mothers, you are wives, you are lovers and you are friends. You give of yourself in so many ways and you create the feeling of a loving home cradled by menial (but very meaningful) tasks you do as a woman to keep everything going. The cooking, the cleaning, the shopping, the dog walks, the washing, the ironing, the social calendar, the child care, the child collection the list could go on and on and on.
Sometimes the woman in the middle of all the to-ing and fro-ing can get lost and forget herself in the equation.
Today, now, this is a reminder for all the women out there, a reminder that ‘you’ need time too, you need to honour yourself, look after yourself because you are the very REAL power taking humankind to the next frontier.
No grand gestures or great acts define you as this (although women might say childbirth does). But in the day to day it is the small, loving habits, consistently in motion that define the world.
I may not know you but I KNOW – You are AMAZING. I may not be able to see you but I KNOW – You are Beautiful. I may not be with you right now but KNOW – I am honouring YOU.
Without you, your care and nurture, humankind would be much more human unkind. The values and nurture you give to your friends, your spouse and children give direction to the path of society.
Remember too that as you give to yourself, you are infact starting to give to world. Connect and surround yourself with others who inspire you to stay vibrant and make you laugh. Find what brings you happiness, express yourself and feel free – your ‘kind’ is what dissolves ‘unkind’ in the world. You are the hub, of your house and of the what the world will become.
Treat this like a reminder to honour yourself as a woman and to actively honour the women in your life, your friends, your mother, your daughters, your sisters, your aunts, your nieces, your grandmothers. I am sure a gentle nudge from you will mean the world to her and will inspire her to keep on loving……
Send a line to reach out and say “Hi” or “Thanks for being there” or best of all a meaningful “I see you – I Love You “
These anonymous extraordinaries that are the world’s mothers….and they deserve to be honoured for more than just one day a year.
I feel a bit like something out of Star Trek right now :
Mums Lead us, one loving act at a time, one person at a time to the next frontier.
I would love to hear how a woman in your life has influenced or inspired you. Or a story of a random act of kindness for a woman who was at breaking point, if that was you and you want to honour the woman who saw you, who loved you in that moment so you find a way, please honour them and tell us your story below. Or as a woman what you do to inspire yourself to keep going with the menial, but so necessary, tasks. I’d love to hear your sparkling* habits.
Big Love to all the mother’s out there…..
Thank you for all you do seen and unseen – you are so valuable to the world & humanities future <3