It’s International Women’s Day, a day to honor and celebrate the importance and achievements of women. It’s a day to remind ourselves why women are the epitome of awesomeness.
Well, there are countless reasons to celebrate the women around us every day, here are just a few of them.
1. That universal zeal
Oppression, disparity, abuse, and yet, women are amazing because they never quit. They haven’t stopped fighting for their right to education, equal pay at work, role in decision making and administration, and don’t quit until their voice is heard. She carries the same zeal to every little thing she does. For instance, have you ever seen her quit till she gets that winged-eyeliner on fleek?
2. They are multitasking queens
If you look around, you’ll see many women who are upholding the sash of being professional multitaskers. Whether it be feeding the baby while working, typing while cooking, or cleaning the house while watching TV, they’ve got it all covered.
3. They are birth givers
Well, this is something that we can’t thank them enough for doing. Why do you think she has been chosen to be blessed with the power of creating life? Is it because of the boundless amount of love and care she harbors, or due to her effortless managerial skills, or her supreme fashion sense? Thus, to all the mothers and mothers to be out there - well done!
4. They are forever grateful
Here is a question of recollection: out of all the days that the women in our family have cooked for us, how many days have we actually thanked them for it? On the flip side, one fine day, if we decide to make even a bowl of noodles, we accredit that task for being a valuable addition to our resume. If we see our patriarchal society, the work of a woman is often left unrecognized and unappreciated. But she is grateful to all those who have stood by her and done anything for her.
Women are ready to deal with any situation if you don’t believe this-look into their handbags! Out of the million things she carries, be it thread and needle, a band-aid, a bar of chocolate, a zillion make-up products, you’ll always find the most unexpected things being extended to you in the hour of need. Most times, women go that extra mile or out of their way to do things for others.
6. They sacrifice
I’m sure we’ve all have seen our moms give away her last piece of our or sometimes, ever her favorite delicacy, without a hint of hesitation (hit like, for the alliteration). Well, I believe, their sacrifice is one aspect where a woman should be respected and thanked for the most. She’ll possibly give up anything and everything to fulfill the aspirations of her loved ones. She lets go of her own needs to satisfy the wants of her family.
7. Gold-medalists in bargaining
Tagged as the money-spenders, it has been statistically proven (Just kidding!) that women tend to save more money by bargaining than what they spend. Proof enough is the lemons and chilies that make their way to your home for free. Even after shopping bags together, she flawlessly manages to keep that immaculate budget of yours, dear men, untouched!
8. They tackle the pressure
Whether it be the pressure of the pressure cooker or the pressure of the patriarchal society, you’ll see her weightlifting it all. From the perfect skin color, body figure, education, career, dressing sense, and character to the endless list of responsibilities, they are expected to do it all. Despite all this pressure of perfection, you’ll see her tick most of these boxes. This is why I see women as the real diamonds; they do tremendously well even under pressure.
Winding up, a huge shout out to all the ladies out there because every home, every heart, every feeling, every moment is incomplete without you. You adorn this world in a way no one else does.
Happy Women’s Day, Beautiful!