"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher
Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women's Day. This day is an important time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. It's a great time to stop and reflect on the women that inspire you - whether they are women you know personally, or women who you admire from afar.
There are a number of women (past and present) who inspire us here at BuDhaGirl. Some of them have made history, while others are known for the small, yet mighty impacts they've had on others in their immediate communities. Yet no matter how well these women are known in the collective consciousness, all women (no matter the age or place) share one thing in common: we are doers.
As Margaret Thatcher so aptly stated, "If you want something done, ask a woman." This couldn't be more true. Women are the cogs that make the world go around. Sometimes light shines on these cogs, but more often not, the actions that women do on the daily go unnoticed. But regardless of whether or not they receive recognition, women still do what needs to be done, and thus the wheel continues to turn.
In honor of International Women's Day, make a list of the women you admire. Ask yourself... what sets them apart? How have they impacted you and those around you? What actions do they inspire you to take in your own life? What daily intentions could you set for yourself to reflect some of the best qualities of the women you admire?