So as today is International Woman’s day I’ve been thinking about women who have inspired me.
Now I apologise to mom’s’ Nans and aunts out there but I’m talking this time about women who we don’t know, who we aren’t related too.
Women we dream of meeting.
These are my top three inspirational women who have in someway may a difference to my life.
Mary The mother of Jesus
Now why Maya Angelou? I could just simply write its just the beauty and raw honestly of her writing that inspires me. I first read her first book “I know why the cage bird sings ” when I was a teenager it changed me then as it does every time I read it.
Yet it’s her audaciousness to change pre-conceptions and her dedication to civi-rights violations that brings my admiration to such great levels.
This is one inspirational lady.
Then we have Mother Teresa, do I really have to explain why I find this lady inspirational. This quiet unassuming nun has been the salvation of so many. In the slums of India she has nursed, cared, fed the poor and worked so tirelessly for the improvement of their lives.
If this wasn’t enough this wonderful lady has written the most beautiful heartfelt words that I have ever read. Her devotion to God is something I inspire to and all this is without mentioning her nobel prize.
Now I have written about Mary before, my reverence for the mother of Jesus is something I openly discuss.
For me it’s wasn’t that God chose her to be Jesus mothers though that is certainly an honour. No for me it was her courage to say yes.
Mary knew that her family would shun her, the whole town would judge her. Even her husband to be, yet still she said yes.
She also knew that the son she brought into this world was never going to be leading a normal life, she feared for him but still stood by his side.
Her strength of faith is something I admire so much.
It’s a day of remembering the inspirational women we wish to be.
Inspiring us to be the best moms we can be, the best wives, girlfriends etc.
The best friends, colleagues, neighbours etc etc.
Inspiring us to take steps to change the world, stand together to fight poverty, famine and human rights violations.
Times are changing and as women of today we have a voice.
Let it be heard