It’s FlashBack Friday ~ A time of the month where you can republish an old post of yours that maybe didn’t get enough attention, or that you’re really proud of, or you think is still relevant etc. This Blog-Go-Round is hosted by Jemima Pett and originally introduced by Michael D’Agostino from A LIFE EXAMINED. That’s where you’ll find the rest of the participants or to join up yourself.
The post I’ve chosen for this month first appeared on ME IN THE MIDDLE on December 4, 2015. To see the original comments to that post you can click on the title ~ Me in the Middle Being a Strong Woman ~ below to be taken to the original post.
I chose this post because it’s just about a week since the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st and I think we can all agree, no matter where you stand on politics, that it was impressive. Men, women and families all joined together across the nation and beyond to voice their concern about the new leadership in our country. People of faith and people from different political leanings all stood side by side in unity and peace to send a message of respect and mutual support. I didn’t march and I was with them in Spirit. I’m not a Democrat and I didn’t vote for Hillary. I’m not a ‘feminist’ in the sense of embracing the label. I’m for humanity and striving for a better world. I’ve seen many advantages for me as a woman that have emerged due to the activism of dedicated women. I might not agree with every stand that was represented on the 21st yet I was deeply moved by the peaceful coming together of people of different beliefs and different concerns. All willing to join together in one voice. Let’s choose a forward looking patriotism! I think Brene Brown says it with class and grace on her Facebook Page.
“I wish I had known from the beginning that I was born a strong woman. What a difference it would have made! I wish I’d known that I was born a courageous woman; I’ve spent so much of my life cowering. How many conversations would I not only have started but finished if I had known I possessed a warrior’s heart? I wish I’d known that I’d been born to take on the world; I wouldn’t have run from it for so long, but to it with open arms.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach ~