A Toast to the Woman

A toast the phenomenal women out there, holding it down in the garden they've been planted and blooming come rain or shine. So let's raise a glass to each one of them

A glass to the woman doing the nine to five and running a household. How you do it, we'll never know.

A glass to the woman whose full time job is the home, a selfless sacrifice you've made. You could easily be a career woman, yet you've dedicated your time to your family. We appreciate you for that.

A glass to the woman whose head is unbent and heart undiscouraged, even with the many times she's been told she's not good enough or has had to fight for her worth to be recognised in a world where people forget just how important the woman is.

A glass to the woman out there hustling every day to make ends meet. We appreciate you for not sitting back and relying on "gender roles", so to the Proverbs 31 women out there, the "Olajumokes", the Entrepreneurs and the 'Janes' of all trades, we salute you.

A glass to the women constantly being fed cow dung yet taking it with grace. We can only learn from you.

A glass to the women fighting for the rights of other women too. Bless your heart. So many of you are privileged yet fighting for a stranger in the depths of the impoverished third world countries. You could have turned a blind eye and enjoyed your riches, but the Good Lord sees your efforts and He will reward you.

A glass to the single women doing the damn thing! You hold down the role of mother and father, for you we raise two glasses!

And to the many other girls on the way to becoming a woman, may we find ourselves being the best version we could possibly be. Enjoy your feminity and embrace your individuality.

Happy International Women's Day. Shine Darling, Shine.

"A beautiful woman draws strength from troubles, smiles during distress and grows stronger with prayers & hope. You are one of them."

"Here's to strong women, may we know them, may we be them & may we raise them."

"Ne pas essayer de devenir de quelqu'un d'autre et soyez simplement vous- meme" (Don't try to become someone else and simply be yourself)


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