International Women’s Day 2014: Inspiring Change

Women“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe

In honor of International Women’s Day I wanted to honor those women before us who have changed the world. They inspire us to do better, be stronger and create. These women have opened doors, empowered and given us strength to dream bigger. While there is not space enough here to list all the amazing women of history, the inspiration they provide can move us forward as women and urge each of us to be the best we can be.

Each of us has a task to inspire those around us for together we can change in the world. Women past and present who show us we have no boundaries or limits, those who inspire us to think differently and not let the status quo rule. They show us we can open doors where there once was a wall and that we can still be loving, beautiful women while breaking down barriers. They show us we don’t have to accept being “less than” and that we can be strong.

Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Elenore Roosevelt, Sandra Day O’Connor, Mother Teresa, Gloria Steinem, Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, Golda Meir, Anne Frank, Elizabeth Warren, Malala Yousafzai…the list goes on and on.


How will you inspire other women? Will you open doors? Heal a broken heart? Pass legislation? Write a book? Be a friend? Hold a hand? Show love and kindness? Your contribution, whatever it may be, is important and valuable for it just may inspire other women. To women of the world, I honor you and your contribution past, present and future! Together we stand strong as we inspire each other to be the best we can be.~Shine Your Light Debbie

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Your Life As a Labor of Love

LifeWhatever tasks or jobs you do you have a part to play in this world and the best way to serve the world is by being yourself and considering everything you do as a contribution to society and the world at large.

In essence your life is labor of love as you radiate your passion and unique gifts to all you come in contact with and even those you’ve never met. The contribution you make, no matter your task, has value beyond measure!

In the United States, Labor Day is the first Monday in September and marks the symbolic end of summer. It is celebrated with barbeques and families get together as we prepare for fall, NFL and college football but did you know that Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers?  It is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.  Have you ever considered that everything you do at some level affects others and is indeed a contribution to the strength, prosperity and well-being of others?

“There is honor in all work, in all tasks, but take it one step further. Make what you do a labor of love. Then your work will truly touch and change the world in the way you desire. The work you do, whatever your chosen field, will be the work that heals.”~Journey to the Heart Melody Beattie

Whether you are a factory worker, waiter, actor, doctor, lawyer or stay at home Mom or Dad, whatever your task, there is value and you can change and heal the world when you consciously decide to steep all that you do in love. Take this Labor Day (even if you’re not in the US) to honor all that you contribute to the whole.

Your strength gives others permission to be strong. Your prosperity gives others permission to prosper and caring for yourself gives you energy to care for others. Your life as a labor of love contributes to love in the world and it is your choice to share your gifts with the world by simply being yourself and honoring your contribution.

The most valuable gift you give to the world is living a life filled with passion, joy and love. No matter your task, do what you love, love what you do and be your unique self to inspire others to do the same. “The work you do, whatever your chosen field, will be the work that heals”. ~Shine Your Light Debbie

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