International Women’s Day

Happy women’s day!
A day where political and social awareness of the struggles of women around the globe are pointed out and discussed in a peaceful manner.

As I’m reading the many articles about this particular day, and the many reasons to why we should celebrate woman’s day, it got me thinking of the imperfect world we live in full of injustice and unfairness. However, instead of trying to wrap my head around everything that’s happening in the world, I focus on gratitude for my life. On this day, I’m strongly reminded that I’m blessed.

We’ve come a long way as women but yet so far in certain places around the world.
I’m not going to give any lecture about how we should be doing more. Mainly because I don’t feel like is my place to do so. We all fight different battles, so who am I to tell you what you should do and how? Instead, I will like to remind us all “lucky” women of how fortunate we are for the cards we’ve been given as women in modern society. This is just a tiny reminder to both others and myself! What you choose to do with this or even how you react to it is up to you.

There’s probably many of us who might have been dealt poorly cards as a human beings but slightly different as women. However, as a woman living in a (more economically) developed country, I feel truly blessed to be where I am today. I live in a country where I feel safe. I can walk out the door without the fear that someone might harass or even hurt me just because I’m viewed as insignificant rather than a worthy human being in deserving of respect and dignity.

I live in a peaceful country!

I’m blessed with a husband that loves, respects and values me as a human being, woman, wife, mother and friend. We’re blessed with healthy and happy children.

I live in country where my voice as a woman is taken seriously – amongst society, at the office or even at home. I’m free to speak my mind – out loud if I want to! I have the power and freedom to define myself, and the opportunity to choose how my life should be.

Getting an education isn’t something I have to fight for or even die for. I live in country where education isn’t just for the opposite sex or the privileged.

Something simple as to fall in love with whomever I damn please is not something I’m denied. I can marry the man of my choice, and divorce him without anyone’s permission or the fear of being outcast.

Again, I feel extra blessed. For the fact that my life could have been completely different if I didn’t have a strong woman who refused my life to be all about serving a man’s every need, becoming a baby-machine as a child – with no education.

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
– Ernest Hemingway

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