As a strong, determined woman in the 21st Century, I used to “think” that I should be able to have it all!
The feminist movement in the sixties was incredible for women’s ability to vote, having choice about birth control and other incredible liberating things. It has taken us to a place where we can be:
- the sexiest wife
- Mary Poppinish mother
- Martha Stewart in the Kitchen
- CEO of a Fortune 500 company
- PLUS have a house that looks like tags on Pinterest
Whew, I feel my anxiety rising, how about you?
My dear sister (and men who know women!) we CANNOT have it all. If you choose to work, go for it. If you choose to stay at home, just do it! If you choose to do both, make it work for YOU! But something has to give. We cannot be the BEST at everything.
The Dalai Lama visited Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2010. He was of the opinion that Western women will save the world. If you are reading this blog, I bet you are a Western woman or know one!
Let’s stop trying to be the best at everything. Could we agree to be the best at one thing? RELATIONSHIPS – PARTNERS – ELDERLY – CHILDREN – TEENAGERS – WIDOWS
Here is the epiphany that I had today, whether we stay at home or work, let’s be aware of those around us. Let’s stop making lunch when one of our children wants to show us a drawing. Let’s look up from our computer when someone at the office needs a five minute pep talk. Let’s really see the people around us, that God has placed in our lives. What a gift they are – even the annoying ones! It’s all about the relationship friends!
In this age of our time on earth, where we can have it all. Let’s not try to have it ALL, but let’s try to be enough to those around us!