Sunday, August 8, 2010

To all woman- whether you are a mom, a daughter, a student, a boss, an employee...

Happy women's day from the Strong Message team..
Take courage as the 20 000 woman did in 1956.
Even when the world are rushing... may you realise that it is important to take time, to realise the value and potential you have.   May you laugh and be thrilled by the everyday magic and mystery that life brings along your way.  May you reflect true beauty as woman

Here follows an extract from a well known poem that I sent a while ago to Bea, and thought it to be appropriate on women's day. May true beauty be part of your everyday...

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands,
one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not merely in
the clothes she wears,
the figure she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman
must be seen from her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman
is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman
is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
the beauty of a woman

with passing years—only grows.

To the men:  Use this occasion as a reminder to respect and care for them. To honour your commitment and promises. To walk your talk to ensure that women receive the respect and opportunities they deserve.  Make this women's day a true time of caring and reflection.  Together we can all make the significant difference.