Monday, 1 March 2010

International Women's day

International what? We hear some of you ask! It’s quite amazing how something of such magnitude can pass us by at certain points in our lives. Yes, there is one whole day, a celebrated and recognised day for Women. Did you know this? Hats off to you of you did! We’re embarrassed to say that we were not aware of this! Not in the way that we should have known anyway. We’re sure all over the world, there are various days to celebrate most things…but we were not aware of the actual date, or that anyone actually celebrated the day that is International Woman’s Day March 8th…every year!

What’s even more astonishing is when you think of all of the things in the world that might be true and real and wonderful…that pass you by just because you aren’t aware of them! Think of all of the opportunities that you might have missed just by not knowing they were there…

No, really…just take a moment to think about how your life could be different, better even if you had taken that opportunity that you thought you couldn’t see, but in fact, it was right there all long! You could be working in your dream job…or maybe not working at all? The world could continue to be your oyster, if you were only aware of it being that in the first place.

So! As wonderful an event as International Woman’s Day is and we’d encourage you to do something fun and significant for it. We further encourage you to make EVERY DAY ‘Woman’s Day’. Now don’t get too excited just yet! By this, we don’t just mean, ‘indulging’ yourself everyday by slobing out in front of the telly! We mean by making everyday an amazing discovery of what’s really out there. All of the amazing opportunities that may have passed you by in the past (that you’re not even aware of) invite them into your daily routines. Open your eyes and see the potential all around you, so that every day, is YOUR DAY!

As women, we tend to be guilty of taking too much on. Carrying excess baggage. Over analising everything! Just stop for a moment and ask yourself ‘What am I gaining from this?’ So often, we rush around with the weight of the world on our shoulders and we don’t even stop to ask ourselves why or for what purpose? And it’s when we get into these routines that bring us stress and worry, that we are blind to all of the fantastic opportunities that are staring us in the face!

So, we’d like to invite you to use a mantra, a thought, a question, a statement (if you will) that helps us on a daily basis.

“If it doesn’t give you peace…let it go.”

Repeat this to yourself. Get used to saying it. Really understand how wonderfully poignant and healing this statement is. How many things do you have in your life, that don’t give you peace? And for what purpose do you hang onto them?

If it doesn’t give you peace…just let it go. The changes we have made by adopting this thought have been truly remarkable and we encourage you to embrace it in the same way.

International Woman’s Day. March 8th.
Get on Google and see what events have been organised in your area…or better still, organise your own special event! And remember, every day can be your day, it just depends on how you want to see it.

Lots of Love

Fran and Jasmine xx

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