I received this text this morning from my 15 year old daughter: “Happy International women’s day mom! Thanks for inspiring me and (em)powering me to be my best self everyday! I love and appreciate you ?”
If you could see the smile on my face and feel the warm energy that spread throughout my body, I guarantee you that you would be smiling too.
Let me tell you why. When I was single, I was motivated by ambition to make something of myself and not be dependent on anyone. Yes, I did work hard and earned a respectable income. When I got married, my motivation was to make a wonderful life with my husband that also included building my career. And when my daughter was born, we still continued to work diligently, but there was a higher calling. I was to serve as an example of being a strong woman, being impactful, being passionate, & being compassionate.
My reply back to my daughter: “Thank you, my love. Lots of what I do has YOU as my motivation. So we have to be strong together. Happy International Women’s Day!”
So as we celebrate women’s achievements and create a more gender balanced world, I applaud the women who inspire me and empower me to be my best self everyday. #BalanceForBetter