Think back to your early life and try to remember the girl or woman you looked up to. Was she a funny aunt or a favorite teacher? Or, was she a pop star or a main character from the books you read? Very likely, she inspired you and you wanted to be just like her. Why was that?
You know that elusive light that hovers over the wetlands in the twilight? It moves around and changes color, much as meteors do…
Sometimes, depending on someone’s culture or upbringing, curiosity can take on a negative meaning, such as being intrusive. It can also, however, be seen as a positive trait, meaning awareness, observance or seeking new information.
The longer I live, the more I am amazed at the way the paths of life interweave and lead us down highways and byways we never knew existed.
How many times do we avoid doing something because we decide that it’s impossible? My sister, Ruth, came up with the following amazing example.
I love quotes that are are assigned to unknown authors. We never know where they came from or the kind of person who wrote them.
The setting was a small town in the heart of the Nicaraguan jungle along the San Juan River. The large room was full of women, seated in chairs draped in white with huge pink bows. They were women of all ages, dressed in simple blouses and skirts.
I am not one for saying, “I wish I would have…”
The decisions that I made through the years, good and bad, made me the person I am today and, in general, I am pretty satisfied with that person. Oh, there are certainly things that I wonder about.
Like most women in the Sixty and Me community, there have been times in my life when I have felt completely overwhelmed. I have also faced situations that I could have never predicted – some positive and some downright scary!
When we think about International Women’s Day, our thoughts usual go to famous women throughout history. Perhaps we think about the achievements of scientists like Marie Curie (1867-1934) or Jane Goodall (1934), who challenged stereotypes, while making the world a better place.