Women are amazing creatures. Even if you count nothing else, we grow children. We make people. With one little tiny cell from a man, a woman can create a human being. That's enough to celebrate, but women are amazing in many other ways, too.
We nurture - each other, our children, our parents, our husbands. We have incredible emotions that both screw us up and allow us incredible empathy.
We work, keep houses, grow food, raise families. We are often the glue that holds things together.
Not to put men down at all, because men are pretty cool, too. Human beings in general are just amazing.
I am incredibly hard on myself sometimes - and I know a lot of people who do the same thing to themselves. Let's make a pact, okay. Starting today, on International Women's Day, let's stop being hard on ourselves, start living our lives instead of always feeling sub-par, and enjoy the amazing gifts we all have to offer ourselves and the world.
Don't compare youself to an unattainable ideal. Just love yourself ... because each one of us is like a snowflake - unique and beautiful - with our own gifts to bring to the world.
Happy International Women's Day.