Sunday, September 16, 2012
Celebrating Women: Women's Friendship day
This is now part of the Celebrating women blog hop. See more here.
Today, September 16, is Women's Friendship Day. As a woman, I wanted to make a special post for today for my blog. I haven't really thought about what I would say or talk about, I just wanted to celebrate my womanhood, being a woman, and my women friends.
Much too often in our society we are shamed, encouraged to hate our bodies, hate each other, compete - but that's not what being a woman is about. We should celebrate our diversity, yes, but we should also celebrate and support each other. Get rid of that attitude that you are somehow "less" - every woman, everywhere, is beautiful in some way. You just have to look for it, and you will find it. Maybe it's her beautiful smile, or her beautiful eyes, or her lovely, womanly, motherly shape. Maybe it's her beautiful personality, shining through despite everything she's gone through. Maybe it's her glorious hair, her sparkling laugh. You can find it. You need only look, see beyond the filter of the societal standards, and you will find it.
Look at yourself in the mirror today and say: "I am a woman, I am beautiful." Seek out the divine beauty in yourself, my beautiful friends. I am a woman. I am beautiful.