Here are some inspirational thoughts for all the women out there
8 March 2018| Last updated on 8 March 2018
International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900’s. Originally, the day was observed as a Socialist political event but has over time lost its political zeal. The day is observed yearly on March 8th and is an international celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Women are the cornerstones of our society: they are the support structure behind their men, birth givers of nations and the ones who raise the next generation. Women are the ones who turn homes into houses and fills the world with unconditional love.
Here are 12 inspirational thoughts for women this International Women’s Day:
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” - Diane von Furstenberg
People might tell you otherwise, but you are responsible for your own happiness. It is something that comes from within, and once you learn that you are in charge of your own joy, nothing will be able to hold you back.
”Always wear your invisible crown.” - Unknown
Kaitlyn Orth gave a beautiful definition to this quote that has been trending on social media: Be confident, respectful, optimistic, will-powered and natural.
Always act in a way that is respectful to both yourself and others. Remember that you are the joy that shines into the world.
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” - Helen Keller
No matter what you do, always give it your best. Thomas Jefferson once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”. When you put your mind to something, there are very few things that will be able to stop you from achieving your goals. And who knows how many lives you will touch and inspire in the process.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Maya Angelou
Nowadays everything has become a rush: work deadlines, achieving your goals, meeting friends, kids, fitness, meditation. Everything has become such a rush that we forget to slow down and enjoy now.
Take some time daily to slow down and enjoy the moment with the people that you are with. You’d be surprised at how many special moments there are throughout the day that will just take your breath away!
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Things might seem difficult at times, but stay strong and keep on persevering. Your situation might feel dire and leave you feeling that you can’t take much more, but trust us, you are much stronger than you think and you can persevere through much more than you know. You will come out on the other side stronger than ever before.
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” - William W. Purkey
Sometimes you just need to let your hair down and forget about the world. Live for today and enjoy every moment!
“No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.” - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Women see things differently and add value to projects that men can’t. The same way that men add value and insights that women can’t. The best way to succeed at a project is to have both men and women working together, side by side to create the biggest success.
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint..."
"...and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” - Oprah Winfrey"
You have a special gift that only you can give the world. Don’t let your fears or doubts keep you back, but rather pursue your dreams with everything you have. By first looking after yourself, you are enabling yourself to look after, encourage and inspire others around you.
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” - Diane Mariechild
A baby girl is born, she becomes a beautiful young woman, a wife and eventually a mother. Through women, new life is born into the world and the love that their mothers gave them as a child, is passed on to their children. They are the ones who kiss wounds better, listens when the world seems dark, give encouragement where needed and provide unconditional love all the time.
Some people call women the school of life. Never underestimate the difference you make in the world!
"A Real Mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life Changer, every single day.” - Rachel Martin
What can we say, there’s nothing better than our mom’s! And that is what your children think as well. Keep up the good work, because you are busy making an unforgettable difference in the world!
“No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.” - Harold MacMillan
Sometimes your support, as a mother, or a wife, makes all the difference in the lives of the ones you love.
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.“ - Lucille Ball
When your cup is empty, you have nothing left to give to others. Always take time to look after yourself first. The more you look after yourself, the more you will be able to look after and care for others.
“Go where you are celebrated, not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” - Unknown
Don't stick around in an environment where you feel you don't belong or where you aren't treated well. You deserve so much better than that. You will know when is the right time to call it quits and move on, no matter how difficult it is.
We wish all the ladies a very special women's day. Always remember, you are cherished and loved and you are making a difference in the world, that only you can make! The world wouldn't be the same without you.