Today I want to take a moment to thank and greet every woman reading this article.
March 8th is International Women’s Day and I would like to suggest that we all celebrate it this week.
It’s a day to celebrate all the women in the world, young and experienced, mothers and daughters, friends and sisters, aunts and nieces, friends and colleagues.
Every woman is a treasure but way too often we forget how precious they are. We get lost in daily chores and stinky diapers, in work deadlines and dirty dishes, in daily errands and occasional breakdowns.
I put together a list of 10 things that all women should remember in order to stay slim, balanced, ageless and amazing as we are born to be.
1. You are beautiful
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.~ Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
Every woman deserves to shine in this world, inside and out. Don’t let anything or anyone let you doubt how beautiful you are because you are a gem like no other.
2. You are strong
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.~ Alice Walker
Life sometimes seems too hard and difficult to understand but no matter what obstacles are standing in your way right now you have the power to overcome them. Sometimes your strength lies in stubbornness and determination but even more often it is hidden in your ability to go around obstacles and learn from the previous mistakes. Be strong as a fire that crushes everything in its way and like water that finds a way around any obstacle with gentle determination and a peaceful flow.
3. You are THE BEST at being yourself
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do in order to have what you want. ~ Margaret Young
You have unique gifts and talents that no one else in this world has. Sometimes we feel that we need to be someone else in order to fit in, be a better mother or wife, or portray an image that we believe everyone else will love. No matter how hard you try to be someone else you will never be good enough. You will do the best and be the happiest only if you stop living by someone else’s standards and start using your unique potential to shine like a light in this world.
There are two ways of spreading light : to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
~ Edith Wharton
4. You deserve being taken care of and cherished
Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good – on your mirror! ~ Susan Jeffers
We spend a big part of our lives trying to make others like us. The truth is that no one will ever like you if you don’t start loving yourself first. Give your love to others like you do every day already but don’t forget to leave some for yourself. Spend some time reading your favorite book, exercising, giving yourself a manicure or enjoy a relaxing bubble bath. You are worth it!
5. You are rich
If you look at what you have in life,
You’ll always have more.
If you look at what you don’t have in life,
You’ll never have enough.
~ Oprah Winfrey
True wealth comes from within. Of course, money matters but so does the way you spend and treat it. If money is the only purpose of your life then you will never feel rich even if you become a millionaire. Treat money the way it was meant to – as means to existence rather than the ultimate source of happiness and joy. Right now write down 5 things that make you a rich person and keep this list where you will always see it.
I am rich because:
6. You deserve pursuing your passion
Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul.~ Flavia
Your passion is the integral part of you, the minute you lose it you will start losing yourself.
Did you ever feel that you hardly even remember the girl you were when you were 16? How could you be so happy and joyous all the time? What gave you that enthusiastic drive to pursue your goals and dreams?
No matter how many years passed since you were 16, that girl still lives inside of you. Even though today you have responsibilities, chores and THE schedule you still need to make room for your passion. Whether you devote 15 minutes or 15 hours to your passion, it will make you a balanced woman.
7. Your sensitivity is your biggest power
We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.~ Virginia Satir
You are delicate as a flower and you need love to survive. Don’t be afraid to show your weakness every once in a while and let your loved ones help you. Your power lies in multiplying the love and care that you receive and spreading it in the world around you.
8. You are courageous
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.~ Ruth Gordon
Living a full life means being bold and courageous in order to protect what you stand for and aspire for your biggest dreams. Every day we face choices and the course your life is taking depends greatly on how courageous you are when making decisions. Don’t settle for the easiest choice but rather use your courage to live a bold and full life.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.~ Anais Nin
9. You are perfect
A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.~ Diane Mariechild
I hope you don’t need any explanation here. You are the masterpiece of perfection as long as you let your inner light shine and know how invaluable you are.
10. You are … what you want to be
Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen.~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
What title do you want to give yourself?
Today ask yourself a question,
Who am I?
Right now please leave your comment and say what empowers you every day, what kind of a woman you are. Share you greetings or tell us about the beloved women in your life.