Today I asked my twelve year old in casual conversation -“What would you like to be when you grow up sweetie?”
Pat came her reply “I want to be a manager just like you Mummy.”
“But I do not work at any office Shruti.”
“You must be kidding Mom! If I grow up and take on even half the roles that you currently juggle with, I would consider myself the BEST MANAGER!”
Her casual observation of my life stunned me. Frankly I was flattered that someone wanted to be ‘ME’ when they grow up. Yes I know I do juggle with various roles- mother, daughter, sister and yes I frequently become the chef, the nurse, teacher of my little ones! I also take on the roles of interior designer, investor etc. as and when the opportunity arises. However when my daughter acknowledged and addressed me as the ‘manager’ of this wonderful home, I can only feel happiness and a sense of accomplishment to hear it from loved ones!}
Is this not so true about almost every woman we know –SHE takes on multiple roles and does not even realize how much she does and what an impact she creates in others lives. This International Women’s Day, the least we could do is to acknowledge and appreciate and let her know what a valuable creation SHE is!
Indeed a woman is the pillar of the society and is so very special. Read on to find what our very own Orchids parents on FB have to say about HER!
There are so many things you could do to appreciate the women in your life. Some little ways are –
- It would be best to start with…simply telling HER
- Reciprocate some of HER acts of kindness, sacrifice, understanding etc.
- Treat HER with respect and as an equal.
- Supporting and taking care of HER, and lastly….
- Aim to EMPOWER HER!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!