It is a while since I published a piece on HPB. (My last posting was on December 25th.) I am pleased to return by posting a piece that pays homage to the constructive impact women around the world have made on our society.
I originally wrote a piece in 2018 to commemorate International Women’s Day, which is observed annually on March eighth. This year, I want to bring attention to the laudable contributions from women around the world by commemorating Women’s History Month. It is celebrated during the same month as International Women’s Day and is deserving of a month-long (and longer) recognition. Much of what is written in my 2018 piece is also mentioned here.
In observance of Women’s History Month, I would like to say thank you to all the women, past and present, who made an indelible impression on me and, for this reason, helped to make me a better person. These women include my wife, mother, late maternal and paternal grandmothers, aunts, cousins, school teachers, former college professors and advisors, and former supervisors. Yes! Many women have had a positive impact on me and I am grateful to all of them 🙂
I would also like to say thank you to the women who share their interests and ideas through their writings (both print and digital). I’ve enjoyed reading publications by different women and have admired the passion they have for their chosen topic. They offer fascinating write-ups that reflect their insight, intelligence, and creativity and have captured the interest of many.
For women bloggers and those outside the blogosphere, advocating for women’s rights and striving to make our world a better place to live, they are equally deserving of this praise. I’m a guy who appreciates that the efforts of these women, in one form or another, have helped the women in my life. To them, I say “thank you” for championing a worthy cause that promotes equality and respect for all women (a health-promoting practice for both men and women to take up).
Let’s All Celebrate
While March is coming to a close, it’s never too late to honor the many contributions women have made to society. And though there’s much more work to be done around gender equality, according to “Progress of the world’s women” (a United Nations-sponsored report), we can celebrate the progress made to date in this important endeavor.
Celebrate Women’s History Month by remembering and thanking the women who have made a positive impact on your life and your community. And consider participating in an event (in-person or via an online virtual platform) that highlights the outstanding contributions of women.
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