Happy Woman's Day!!!!
The other day we girlfriends had gathered in the play area. Kids were busy playing and we, as usual chitchatting... The topic of the day was WOMEN'S DAY!!! We were all excited and hence planned to celebrate it...
This reminded me of..."ENTRIES ARE WELCOME......" for any lady with great achievement in her life. "ACHIEVEMENTS"...what does this word mean to you?? Why is it often related to corporate world success or standing??
To me, its a little confusing and I would like you all to help me with it. I would like to share few experiences about some wonderful ladies, whose paths have crossed mine and have seen them quite closely. Here it goes...
My recent acquaintance: One of my best friend, a HIGH TECH TECHIE, A NATIONAL LEVEL BADMINTON PLAYER, A COOL MOM OF TWO KIDS.....A casual talk once, led to she sharing her experiences......wherein somewhere she had a feeling that she was not strong enough to take a decision to continue with her career post pregnancy . I could clearly see the regret in her eyes, that she didn't stand firm to pursue her career....
But to me..... she is a strong woman!! Being a professional and at the peak of her career to call it a day???She was courageous enough to set her PRIORITIES and to stick to it in all the odds of life! Do only corporate achievements count??
Do only career and financial achievements count???
Should she regret it??????or be proud of her decisions ????
A well educated happy family, having someone 24*7 besides them to rely upon, in any phase of life; Can't we not term it as an achievement in itself??
Another reflection from my memory: Two of my college friends......who being the daughters of the house, decided not to marry and stay with their parents to take care of them. With their head held high over their shoulders, they have proved their mettle. Is this not a great commendable feat?? Specially, in the light of male dominated society full of stereotypes???
And here is another one: A friend of mine , who independently (Husband being busy with his commitments) takes care of her job, in-laws, kids and her sweet abode. For her the life never ceases to be a thrilling ride!
That one person I could connect and co-relate to, the gorgeous lady......... my MOM, a human being with fathomless compassion and care! All the support she gave us in terms of nurturing us physically and mentally, at different stages of our life, is what I am offering my family. Isn't it a great achievement of passing happiness from one generation to the next!!!
It may not be marked in HISTORY!!!! BUT, its a milestone of my life and will stay FOREVER!!!!
Don't you all agree to this???So, let us make all those special women in our life realise ......what they have achieved and how each one of us are truly gifted!!! Make Women's Day ...........a TRULY HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY!!!!