Many women don’t ever consider how awesome they really are. We focus on all our weaknesses, flaws and imperfections. We don’t think we accomplish enough. We don’t think we do things good enough. We are always striving to be better and we fail to see ourselves in a realistic way.
Think about how an average day ends for the average women with a family. After completing a hard day of work or taking care of the home and kids, she is preparing supper for the family. After everyone has been fed, the dishes are done and some family members head out for evening activities. Younger children are sent to their rooms to do their homework while the dishes are done and the house tidied up. Laundry is put in the washer and the pets are fed. Lunches are prepared for the next day. The last of the milk was used at supper, so mom runs out to the store. The gas is almost empty, so she stops to get some gas. Then she remembers that the kids have no lunch money and she has to run to the bank. She gets home just when her husband comes in from his meeting. He sits down and turns on the TV to watch one of his favourite shows. Mom likes the show too but has a few things to do before sitting down with him.
After paying some bills and checking her emails, mom makes a couple of coffees and sits down with hubby to relax for a few minutes. When the show is over, mom tells her husband she is tired and going to bed. The news has come on, so he quickly mumbles, ‘Good-night” and remains sitting.
Mom goes into the kitchen. She rinses out the coffee cups, puts away the dishes that are now dry, takes meat out of the freezer for tomorrow’s supper, checks the breakfast food situation, gets the coffee pot ready for breakfast and lets out the dogs. Next she goes to the laundry room, takes the clothing out of the dryer and folds it into a basket. She takes the clean laundry into the bedrooms and puts it away. She picks up any clothing that has found its place on the floor and puts it in the laundry hamper. Then she goes back and lets the dogs back in. She checks their water and gives them a treat. Then she goes into the bathroom, brushes her teeth, washes her face, puts on face cream, brushes her hair, cuts her nails and tidies up the bathroom. She sits down at her computer and checks her daily to-do list, crossing off items that have been done and adding any new things that have come to mind. She writes a new grocery list for things to pick up the next day and notices a note from her daughter’s teacher that hasn’t been read. She reads the note, writes a reply and puts the note with her daughter’s lunch bag.
Finally, mom goes around and checks to make sure the doors are all locked. As she passes through the living room, her husband says, “I thought you said you were going to bed an hour ago?” Wife smiles and mumbles, “I did”. Hubby replies, “Well, it’s been a long day and I’m tired, so I’m going to bed’. And he did.
Do you get the point? Women don’t think they accomplish much but they really accomplish so much and we need to celebrate this. It doesn’t matter if you are married, single, living with someone, or living alone, women tend to try and accomplish more that we can possibly do and then we beat ourselves up for not doing enough. We need to celebrate our accomplishments big or small and celebrate others around us.