March 8, 2014
Today is International Women's Day. This is a day in which we celebrate the appreciation we have for women for their efforts in economics, political, and social achievements. The strides that woman have made in the world is taken into observance. This is a time to appreciate the strength, perseverance, and inspiring efforts made for a better life for all. Today the Conversation Tables were asked who are the inspirational women in your life?
Mario started us off with the women who run the meditation center he works for. He expressed how they create a sense of family that he had always been longing for. They make him feel comfort and proud.
Mike who is visiting us from Hawaii spoke of his mother and grandmother. He shared how they worked hard to raise himself and his sibling. He told stories of their strength both physical and mental, and how deeply he looks up to these women in his life.
Heidi shared with us the women who showed strength during the civil war in El Salvador. She remembers them cooking and smiling. They showed no sign of depression, no sadness but perseverance in a time of hate. They continued to show strength and hope, seeing these women continue to shine gave Heidi the power to keep going.
Helene shared with us all the strong women she grew up around. They always pushed her to do what ever it is that she wants to do. Their constant encouragement pushed her seek better education, to seek professors and teachers to inspire her.
These are the women we look up to. These are the women who create the next generation. These are the women that shape our future. Lets hear it from the women!