As I watch all forms of media explode over the women’s march I keep hearing many different reasons for marching. There doesn’t seem to be one specific right that all women are standing united on. Nor have any women’s rights in America been taken away. It is an assumption of what might happen that has been fed by mainstream media. It is not my place to judge each motivation behind the march only God can see into individuals hearts. This blog is not being written to agree or disagree with this movement. I will say there have been some things I have seen with this march that have completely embarrassed me as a women and for my young girls.
I can’t seem to stop thinking about women, the brokenness of this world, what the true needs are, where true change needs to happen, and the rights we do have as human beings. As my mind is racing and praying about this issue a true world changing vision of a march has flooded my mind.
Do you want to make a lasting impact? Do you want to do something truly inspirational? Do you TRULY want to help women?
1.First you could provide encouragement to all the women in your life. Build them up. Tell them they are beautiful, special, smart, and strong.
2.If you have any young girls in your life be a part of building their self esteem. Help them realize that they can work hard and succeed. They can choose the career they want as long as they work hard. Nothing is free and we all have to work hard. When the young girl in your life fails encourage her to pick herself up and try again. Failure makes us stronger and helps us learn from our mistakes. By speaking hope into a young girl’s life you may very well prevent the next young mother who chooses her drug addiction over her children. You may prevent the next domestic violence victim. Help elevate a young girls self esteem and teach her how a woman should be treated. She can then avoid or escape abusive relationships because she knows she deserves better.
3. Be a mentor and support system to a single mother. March down to local shelters and build up mothers who have lost everything. Women that just need opportunities to provide for their family. Provide childcare, education, provide jobs, do laundry, what ever the need is SEE IT and take care of it.
4. March down to children’s homes and DCFS offices and learn what you can do to help in the world of foster care. You could be the one caring adult to completely alter the course of an abandoned little girl for the good.
5. March to the nursing homes and hold hands with women who have lived long and hard. Hold the hand of a widowed women.
6. Help women who have been widowed or abandoned of all ages. Mow their lawns, make home repairs, and again provide child care to help her rest.
7. March to a children’s hospital and friend a mother whose child is dying of cancer or kept on life sustaining machines while waiting for a heart transplant. Be there for a woman who has lost a child.
8. March to the magazines and medias that make women a sex object. Who make false images of what beauty is. The medias telling us we have to be a size zero with big breasts, have round butts, and big puffy lips to be truly beautiful.
9. Provide a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on to the woman who desperately desires to have a child and hasn’t gotten pregnant.
10.Stop judging each other. Women are the worst at cutting other women down. The march might be keeping our mouth closed if we are going to gossip or cut down another.
11.If you don’t want to be a sex object then be careful what you wear, where you go, and what you do. Respect yourself and you will get much more respect.
We are women of all colors, shapes and sizes. Women with all kinds of talents. God created women with a specific purpose and plan. We are amazing nurturers. We have specific qualities that God gave us with a perfect purpose and plan. March to a bible and read about very significant women God has used to fulfill his plan you will be amazed.
We are beautiful and valuable. Lets encourage each other and march where it matters most. March to the places we can make a lasting difference. Rights of humanity don’t rest on a president’s shoulders. Rights of humanity depend on human beings making a difference one life at a time.