International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8 in many countries around the world to recognize women for their strength, achievements, leadership and contribution.
Take a few minutes to look at your own life experiences and review the influence women have had in your life. Thank the women who have contributed to your life in meaningful ways.
There are women in your home, your office and your life who will appreciate being noticed on this day. Let them know how much you appreciate them.
Here are some suggestions on what you could do for all the important women in your life;
Celebrate your mum's struggles, patience and unconditional love as woman and a mother. Invite her out for a dinner and present her with a bouquet of flowers to show your appreciation for moulding you into the wonderful woman you are today.
Take time off from your busy schedule and spend a day with your grandmother. Thank her for all she has done and commend her for making it through her tough times as a woman in her time. Perhaps cook her a nice meal and watch a film focused on international women's rights issues with her.
Present her with small gifts, chocolates, greeting cards and a lot of positive compliments for being your strength at the workplace when you needed encouragement and also for her achievements.
This is a perfect day to celebrate her wisdom, beauty and love and for always being there for you when you needed a listening ear. Perhaps you can make a charitable donation in her name and even surprise her with a card that depicts what a wonderful woman she is.
Organize a party for your friends at your home to celebrate the friendship and thank them for always being there for you through good and bad times. And also to celebrate the successful women they are today! Shower them with attention, presents, admiration and praise.
Your strength during your pregnancy
And don’t forget to send a thank you card and a rose to all those lovely ladies who were your strength and guide throughout your pregnancy!
Treat yourself to all the things you so richly deserve! You’re a wonderful mother, friend, colleague, spouse and daughter! That itself is truly an achievement on its own.
And, finally, Women's Day is a time to sing and celebrate what has been achieved. But it is also a time to reflect how you have really benefited from these great successes.