Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honor women and the amazing creatures we are. It’s also a day of inspiration and a time to thank those women who have made it possible for today’s women to be who she is meant to be.
Here are three of my favorite women who have made a difference in women’s lives. Anthony for her fight to secure women’s vote, Roosevelt who fought for civil rights, and Keller who became an inspiration for people with a handicap. Each one had a special gift to give, was passionate about it and set out to reach her dreams in service to others. Here are some of my favorite quotes from them:
“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball-the further I am rolled,The more I gain.”
Susan B. Anthony
A courageous woman and Women’s Rights leader, Anthony played a pivotal role in the 19th century women’s rights movement to introduce women’s suffrage into the United States. We have her and the women who joined her to thank for the privilege we have to vote. Could we be like the snowball?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the
Beauty of their dreams.”
The First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Rossevelt assumed a role as an advocate for civil rights. We owe her thanks for advancing the Civil Rights Movement. How beautiful are our dreams?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched …
They must be felt in the heart”
Helen Adams Keller
American author, political activist and lecturer, Keller was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
We can thank her for showing us that handicapped people are as capable and brilliant as those of us who have not been afflicted with such obstacles. What obstacles are we facing? What beauty is in our souls?
As you read through this article, you can ask yourself, “What gift do I have to give the world?” Start with your special talent, your passion, your love of something. It could be photography, art, music, a love of nature, a memoir, or simply the joy of laughter. Share your love, talents, passions to honor all the women you know and love (and even this article if it moves you).
- “Failure is Impossible” says Susan B. Anthony (helensadornmentsblog.wordpress.com)