As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, it’s important to recognize all the women that have made a difference in our lives. It’s a perfect time to say thank you to all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, and all the other remarkable women who have shaped our lives.
The idea of strong women doesn’t just apply to superheroes like Wonder Woman. After all, it’s not just about being physically strong. It’s about the mental and emotional strength we see in the women we look up to. Many older generations of women had to deal with tough times and sacrificed a great deal in order support their families, whether it was working to help their parents at a young age or raising children of their own.
We owe these incredible women a lot and there are many reasons why they deserve our recognition and appreciation.
They paved the way for future generations
These days, women have rights that previous generations simply didn’t have. Not so long ago, women were not allowed to vote, own property, or even make important decisions about their own health. Women have also fought hard for employment rights, access to education, and improved health care. They understood that they needed to band together to stand up for women everywhere, even though it was difficult.
We’re now able to enjoy these rights and freedoms because of the generations before us who fought hard to make them possible. We owe these women a great debt of gratitude for fighting for a better life for generations of women to come.
They taught us everything we know
The process of growing up isn’t an easy one. It’s inevitable that we hit a few bumps along the way. During these times, the women in our lives are always there to help us out. Whether it’s life lessons or teaching us new practical skills, we simply wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Just think of all the times your mother, grandmother, or big sister jumped in to help you out with something or gave you some truly sound advice.
They keep us in line
We all have those people in our lives who give us those much-needed reality checks. No matter how old you are, the women you look up to are always quick to let us know when we’re not being our best selves. When we were little, it was lessons about sharing and kindness. As we got a bit older, it was reminders not to forget those lessons about kindness, as teenagers sometimes seem to do. As we moved into adulthood, those gentle nudges were more about the value of discipline and hard work.
This guidance and advice helps keep us on track and definitely keeps us humble. We just wouldn’t be the same without all that advice. (Which they’ll always keep giving us, whether we want it or not!)
They’re no strangers to sacrifice
There’s a whole lot of sacrifice that goes along with territory when you raise a family. Sometimes that means things like giving up their personal time to drive kids around and take them to soccer practice or dance lessons. Other times that takes the form of financial sacrifices, going without things so that everyone else has what they need. It’s a lot of little sacrifices every day, many of which go unnoticed.
This is why it’s so important for us to show our gratitude now. As the women in our lives get older, it’s our chance to show them the kind of love and guidance they’ve given us our whole lives. They’ll feel it when we tell them just how much we care and when we’re there to offer support when they need it.
We can also show them we care by making sure they have a great support system in place for those times when we can’t be there ourselves. At Bria Communities, you can feel the bonds between the women who live here. It’s a comfort to many children to know that their loved one is surrounded by so many other strong women who are there to support each other, share their stories, and have fun together.
So on this International Women’s Day, make sure you take a moment to reach out to the important ladies in your life and thank them for everything they’ve done to make our lives better.