Reflections on International Women’s Day: Some Words of Gratitude by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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Reflections on International Women’s Day: Some Words of Gratitude

“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up, instead of tearing each other down.” 

As I reflect on an inspiring International Women’s Day, I am feeling grateful for all the women who have built me up. I am grateful for those who have encouraged me to “speak [my] mind, even if [my] voice shakes” (Maggie Kuhn). I’d like to thank the many women, from family and friends to teachers and mentors, who have modeled for me what it is to be a compassionate, independent, positive, empowered woman. 

Beyond thanking the women in our lives, the best way I know how to show gratitude is to pay it forward, to extend a hand to other women. A circle of women is a powerful force. Be grateful for the women in your circle, and invite other women to join you!

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I love this, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! Thank you for always inspiring me and being a role model within our 30Seconds tribe, and within the greater community. Big love to you, my friend! xoxo

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