Do Your Best and Make History this Women’s History Month

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With March being Women’s History Month, I want to shed the light on some amazing women. 5 min into my “research” I found the number of women to be so many I couldn’t choose. USA Today for instance recently published an aricle on the Women of Colour whose Name You Should Know. It includes the name of 30 women, both historic and current that have done great things throughout time. All their wins, whether personal or political, have made it easier for those that follow to do their thing, and shine while doing it.

Be the Best

So because I couldn’t pick who I wanted to shine the light on today, I’m choosing you. Yes, YOU. As mentioned in my Oscars recap post, the real women of the movie Hidden Figures  weren’t concerned about who was going to portray them in the movie about their career. They simply went to work and put their best foot and effort forward. And that’s what I want to encourage us all to do. Be the best that you can be.

Worth doing Well

The list presented by USA Today includes a fair amount of Civil Rights activists, but it also includes Ava DuVernay. There are names I probably would add along those lines, like Missy Copeland, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Robin Roberts, Billie Holiday and Terry McMillan, just to name a few. Women that have all made their mark in history I feel for giving it their best. Regardless of your career or talents, execute everything with excellence. There’s a quote that says “anything worth doing at all is worth doing well.” And it’s true. Why bother otherwise. It’s that effort that will get you recognized. It may not be the Oscars or anything as prestigious, but I know Christine has been awarded for her efforts, as have I. And that’s not brag in any way, shape or form, it’s just to say someone is ALWAYS watching.

 

black women awardsLike it or not, you have an influence. Least of all, or rather, most importantly with your children. So it’s worth teaching them to always do their best. There are so many values and manners that have gone out the window with the younger generations. The only way for our sons and daughters to have the morals we value is if we instill them.

The Shoulders of Giants

A nice family activity to do with your daughters this month is a family tree honoring the women in it. Of course sons can join in. I think though, as someone who battled with confidence issues growing up, if I knew whose giant shoulders I was standing on, women who have helped shape my actual DNA, I may not have so insecure. Every generation has overcome something, it’s just a matter of knowing what that is and continuing the legacy. It may not have started with us, but it sure ain’t gonna end with us either.

Stay Blessed!

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