Growing up, March 8th was a special day in my family and likewise in most others. Today is international women’s day and I join with the rest of the world in celebrating women.
I grew up seeing my dad bring home flowers and the holiday was pretty much about that for a very long time.
Now, my husband remembers the day and his attention is special. He asked me today, perhaps half-jokingly, when the International Men’s Day is. His comment led me to think why it is so important to celebrate women and what their significant contribution is. If I had to sum it up in one word, I would choose the word family. Women create and more importantly nurture and bring together families. We don’t choose our families, but we choose to consciously bring ours closer and nurture bonds not just for ourselves but for our children.