Some of us question the need for a special day dedicated to celebrate Women’s Day. Some of us say we don’t need to celebrate it because we should celebrate everyday. Some of us say there was no such day during our times, these are today’s gags. Some of us are neutral about its existence and celebrate if we get a chance and do not, if that’s not happening around us. Some of us just forward the “Happy Women’s Day” WhatsApp messages and feel good about it and some of us are really proud and happy about being a woman so want to feel happy and pampered on Women’s Day. Whatever we feel about this day, doesn’t matter. This day exists and it is celebrated mostly on all parts of the world to celebrate the existence of womanhood.
I would like everyone of us to cease everything that we are doing for a moment today and ponder the meaning of being a woman, the wonderful things that we are capable of doing as a woman, the way we carry ourselves, the amount of empathy and love we have within ourselves and the feeling of being beautiful inside out. For me the meaning of women’s day is to remind myself of these beautiful things. To remind myself that I am capable of these and much more. To remind myself that I am proud of giving my best in everything that I do. To remind myself that my beauty is not defined by a flawless looking face or body rather it is defined by the beautiful heart I have which carries beautiful thoughts which I pass on to the next generation to make them beautiful.
It shouldn’t matter to us if someone wishes us or not. It shouldn’t matter if someone does something special for us or not. It shouldn’t matter what other’s think of this day. It shouldn’t matter to us if others are getting much more importance on this day than us. It shouldn’t and it doesn’t. Because for me it is a day when I should make myself realize how important I am. This day is for me to celebrate myself and treat myself the way I expect others to treat me. Because I believe when I treat myself specially I do not depend on others to treat me in a certain way to feel good about myself. When I am doing special things for myself I do not depend on others to show that I am special because I already believe I am.
I know most of us fail to acknowledge and appreciate ourselves and have never thanked ourselves enough for being what we are and doing all that we do in spite of our conditions sometimes. So this is the day to do so. Let’s try to celebrate this women’s day by being “Thankful, Happy and Proud” for being the kind of woman I am and you are. By being our own best friends. By being kind to ourselves. By treating ourselves the way we want others to feel about us.
Remember when we treat ourselves “BEAUTIFULLY”, we give everyone a reason to treat ourselves “BEAUTIFULLY”.
Let’s say this again and again today “Happy Women’s Day to me because I am beautiful in my own way”.
Thank you to all the men who wished us and tried to make us feel special on this beautiful day and who believe that women are special by trying to appreciate them not just today but in their everyday lives too. Does it mean men are not? No we never said that. Celebrating a gender doesn’t demean the existence of the other. It just means we are celebrating ourselves unconditionally and when men join us in celebrating Women’s Day, it just means there are men who appreciate womanhood in true sense.
Happy Women’s Day! ❤