Happy International Women’s Day

For the woman I call Mom, the women I call sisters, the women I call daughter-in-law, the women I call aunts, the women I call cousins, the women I call friends, the women I’ve never met. For every woman. You are loved. ๐Ÿ’›

“I’m not cursed, nor crushed. Created with credentials, I’m a woman.”

K.L. Hale

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68 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day

    1. Can you help me understand? I believe if weโ€™re celebrating rights, whether civil, social, political, or religious, and in different parts of our world,and the accomplishment of women, then thatโ€™s my celebration ๐Ÿฅฐ


      1. I agree ๐Ÿ’ฏ! Thank you for this thoughtful response and support. I do recognize the distance we have to go. I just chose, in my post, to recognize women,โ€ฆnot our equality or lack thereof, but what achievements have made that have impacted my reality today. For my granddaughters,โ€ฆmay we keep bridging the gap. I appreciate you! ๐Ÿ’•

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  1. Ginger Salvatore

    Celebrating women! Iโ€™m glad to be a woman, and I celebrate YOU Karla. You are a hero to so many. You are kind and thoughtful. You always think of others first. You are fiercely strong, resilient even on your worst days, have a great sense of humor, and manage to stay optimistic in the worst of times. And as though that isnโ€™t enough, you are beautiful, inside and out!

    Yeah, I applaud you my friend. Even the โ€œFat Ladyโ€ is applauding you, which isnโ€™t easy for her since I still have my foot in her mouth so she canโ€™t sing. Lol!

    You could be the poster girl for International Womenโ€™s Day.

    Keep the faith Karla. Hugs to sweet Miss Finley. Ginger

    Sent from my iPad


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    1. Ginger, youโ€™re one remarkable woman and I canโ€™t thank you enough for your kind words and support. I try my best! I thank you for being part of my cheering section of support! I learn so much from you! Iโ€™ll keep the faith! Finn and I send love and hugs to you, too! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆ“


      1. Thank you kind ladies, gratefully received and appreciated. I too am very grateful in suffering a coffee by the beach this morning while watching the locals enjoying the surf. And I think Fin would have loved the bush turkeys wandering around the barbecue areas trying to steal a morsel or two as well. Take care, much surf energy coming your way ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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      2. Mark, that just sounds miserable!! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜† thank you for suffering for us! Iโ€™m sure Finn wouldโ€™ve taken โ€œflightโ€ quickly to say hi to the turkeys! Iโ€™m sipping my coffee and sending โ€œwavesโ€!! Hugs! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—

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      1. Hmm,โ€ฆ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’• how many women, after 8 decades, can share theyโ€™ve busted the glass you have and have seen the changes? Thank you for paving the way! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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  2. Karla, celebrating the journey women have taken to get us where we are is one very important part of the day. The other half of the celebration is looking at what is yet to be done and holding up each other on the walk into the future… Happy international Women’s day!

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    1. I think of you, Kate, and your amazing influence on me and so many others. Thank you for your friendship, support, and love. Iโ€™m hanging in there, my friend. Feeling a bit rough, but am maintaining with joy and hope! I wish that same for you! Much love! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Karla, I celebrate you sweet friend. Your inner strength comes from a beautiful relationship with our loving Father! You are always in our prayers and on my heart โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful words and support, sweet Pam. Thatโ€™s exactly how I found strength! I pray daily for it! I try and use my mind and heart, with HIS strength and guidance, to keep myself as positive as possible to help others. I celebrate you and thank you for your love and prayers. I feel them! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ


  4. Happy Thursday (a.k.a. “Friday Eve” to those still working). That quote from Mother Teresa is always piercing to me, challenging me to be more of a bearer of Christ’s love for everyone I meet. The Anne Frank quote is new to me, and powerful. That young girl had a sense of eternity about her, one that is evident in these words. The ultimate truth of what she stated is fully realized only in the eternal realm.

    Great post, Karla. As usual. Thanks! Nice hat, too!

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    1. Thank you, Tim! It took me longer to choose my quotes than to create the post on Canva. I appreciate your feedback. Anne Frank,โ€ฆsense of eternityโ€ฆyes! I always enjoy your words and thoughts, my friend. And thank you for the hat compliment! Iโ€™ve loved hats for many many years. I choose hats AND happiness! A great combo! Stay safe and blessed!

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  5. Marcela Brue-Lotz

    Nice to hear from you, my friend! Hope you had a wonderful International Women’s Day!๐ŸŒบ Hope you are doing better and staying strong!

    Sending hugs and some “girl power” your way! Take care, and wishing you all the best, Marcela.

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    1. Iโ€™ll take the girl power and hugs any day, Marcela! Thank you for reading and your kind thoughts and support! Iโ€™m taking it one day at a timeโ€ฆone hour at a timeโ€ฆsome days, one minute at a time! Iโ€™ll have several hours of โ€œminimalโ€ pain, a couple of doozie hours, some nights great sleep, other nights, not much. It probably describes the life of most of us! I appreciate your well wishes and support, my friend.


    1. Aww, Pam! Thank you for noticing that. ๐Ÿฅฐ my thought is that being a child of God is the best credential I could obtain! You could throw in a dash of confusion with it, too. I know how compassionate you are! Youโ€™re a wonderful woman, my friend! Thank you for your support and cheerleading! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐ

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