Happy International Women's Day 2015

We've come to that time of the year again, where we honour and celebrate the women who had fought for equality, strived for peace and justice, those who reached great heights and those aspiring to do great things.

We celebrate and honour the women who have their names constantly
mentioned in the media for their honorable deeds, women who have made it into our history books for their achievements, and those whose names are engraved and highlighted in the hearts of their loved ones - the ordinary yet extraordinary women like you and me.

The role of a woman is beyond limits, you and I know that and we also know that when we put our mind and heart to something, we can take it real far and reach the greatest height of success.  I always tell the people around me that we all have a purpose in life, no matter what our influential value is in society, we all have been given a role and a task to perform, we only need to discover it. These days, I've found myself saying so to my children too, either in context to their own life or in the books and movies, as well as the news that they've come in contact with

Therefore, in line with this year's theme, 'Make It Happen', I'd say, 

1. Make your dreams happen! Do not give excuses for yourself and most of all do not doubt yourself. If anyone gets in your way and thinks you can't, tell them to stand on the side and watch as you make it happen! 

2. Stand up for what is right, most importantly women's rights, and not for a minute say "this is not my quest" or "this is not my business". You'll never know, how your lifting of a finger could help  change another person's life for the better.

3. Embrace your status - single, married, widowed or divorced, you're not in a hopeless place no matter what your circumstances are. Ignite happiness so that others can feel it's warmth and be consoled. It's a great feeling to know someone cares, it's even greater to know you're safe. If you don't think you have it all, don't be envious of those who have it a little better than you. Remember, everyone fights a battle of their own. Don't hope to be someone else other than a better person you were yesterday. 

4. Forgive! It really helps you lead a fruitful life. If you can forget, better still, but if you can't, you can just move on and conclude you have nothing in common with your wrong-doers and wish them well anyway. 

5. Be a beacon of hope to the younger generation of girls and educate the little boys around you to grow up respecting their opposite gender. No matter what role you hold, a mum, an aunt, a grandmother, a sister or a teacher - you have a moral obligation to raise your girls with values that can help them through their life and to teach our young boys that they are equal to women - not greater but EQUAL!

6. Make the right choices every time possible. Your kids/siblings/friends will appreciate you and learn from you.

So go make a difference!
Remember, if you've made a difference in one person's life, be certain that its rippling effects will go far. 

Happy International Women's Day 2015! 
We may all be different in our color, race, nationality and creed but we have one thing in common - we are women and the power to change the world lies in us!✌️


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