It begins with a decision. Today I will celebrate and cheer for the women around me.
I will not compete or divide. I will connect. Yes, women compete in business, and we celebrate that, but we can compete while bringing other women along. In the home, in our churches, communities, and schools, we can collaborate towards successful outcomes for our and all families, kids, and spouses.
When I start my day, I will be grateful. I will forgive. I will cheer. I will spread joy. As a WC2020 member, I will seek out other mentees, and courageously ask women to serve as my mentors. We have so much to share, to learn, and to enjoy!
When I begin my work, I will look for ways to show joy. I will build up and personally share ways the women around me have succeeded. I will find their strengths and share these specific successes with the people who need to hear it. I will write little notes of encouragement, or long e-mails of praise. I will seek out mentors and be a listening mentee. I will grow.
When I bless my family, I will smile. I will kiss. I will hug. I will succeed. I will make others laugh, give the benefit of the doubt. I will create future cheerleaders, future CEO’s, and future joy-makers, inside my own kitchen.
I will mentor women who will not help me make money, who are not in my family, who will not bring my anything in return, but love.
I will help young girls who need me in my community. I will find my purpose and live it. I will not apologize before I speak in a meeting. I will sing. I will succeed. I will donate my time and my love.
I will not despair. I will laugh with abandon.
I am a woman and I was made for this.
I will connect.