This post is going to be very short. I planned a last-minute trip last week to visit my family in England and I leave on Thursday. I feel like I’m planning a military exercise as I get everything ready (including taxes) to leave with some kind of peace of mind.
Today is International Women’s Day and I want to share a post from Patti Digh’s 37 Days blog. Each week, Patti writes a post called Mindful Monday. Today’s post honors International Women’s Day and encourages us to listen to women’s voices and to little girl’s voices.
Here is the link to Patti’s Mindful Monday:
There’s a quote I love from a book called “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women who want it their way … in life, in love and at work” by Nell Merlino (founder of Take Your Daughters to Work Day):
“We must step out of lines we don’t want our daughters to wait in. We can’t say one thing and do another. We can’t tell a girl that she can achieve anything she wants and then not be engaged and learning about things ourselves. Let’s not settle for an unfulfilling life and then tell a girl to pursue her dreams. Perfection is not required; we just need to live life on our own terms so girls can learn to live life on their own terms, too. … In bathrooms, boardrooms, buses, bagel shops, and everywhere else, we all need to imagine a little girl following us around, repeating everything we say and everything we do. Think about all the things you want for yourself and your daughters, granddaughters, and girls everywhere – and teach them by living it yourself.”
What is dying to be born?
Next week’s Monday Mama Muse will be written from my childhood bedroom in a small market in England. I’m interested to see what I’m drawn to write about next week. It will appear on my 42nd birthday.
Wishing you a wonderfully creative week until then!