“If every one sweeps the front of their own houses every morning, the community/country would be a clean place” – paraphrased. I remember listening to a similar comment in a movie I watched a long time ago.
It was International women’s day on Sunday. I have a lot of Women to be thankful to for the great difference they have made in one way or the other in my Life. As a woman, It was a day for me to reflect and think of how I can be a Woman that would leave her prints in the sands of time.
Every woman, lady or girl is an image of someone. I’ll let you in on a discussion a colleague of mine and I were having. A teenage girl was invited to grace a very well renowned women conference. She was going to be seated with dignitaries and rulers in a continent away from home. As i shared with my colleagues, i mentioned that the first question that would come to many lips would be; Who is her Father? No one will immediately ask who is her mother or brother or sister. This applies to every woman – old and young. When something bad happens, in a case of a man and wife; they ask, Who is her husband? When a good thing happens, same question as well. We are a complete representation of our husbands and fathers (as the case may be).
Many-a-times, we feel that since we are not in authority or in a public position, what we do as women don’t matter. You don’t have to be in a position of power to be influential or make an impact. In your secret place, where all eyes cannot see, do your quota and do it faithfully. You don’t always see the cleaners, but you see a clean seat or a clean road. Isn’t it?
As the quote goes above, it is traditional for a woman to be attributed with sweeping. If we can dutifully sweep whatever rubbish and make clean not just the front of our house but our mind, our mouths, our manners and most of all our character. Imagine how much of an impact you will have made wherever you are.
“When you are too lazy to repair your roof, it will leak, and the house will fall in.” Ecclesiastes 10:18 (GNT)
King Solomon was known for his proverbs which have deep meanings. So here i bring it to you and me. “Wake up Woman, repair that roof [attitude/character] so it wouldn’t fall in and leave the house exposed and messy [expose you and everyone connected to you badly]”. We don’t want to just celebrate International women’s day. We want to celebrate you on this day. Recognized or not, Let’s leave our prints so so deep in the sands of time.
Your time just started NOW!!!
***To all the Women (young, old, tall, short, fat, thin, white, black) all over the World. God bless you for your contributions (noticed and unnoticed) to humanity. The results are evident.
***To the men, A little thank-you or well-done would do. And to those who don’t see the need to appreciate their daughters, wife or mother. Please tell them, I do appreciate them big time.
© Plenitude 2015