Buona Festa Delle Donne

La Festa delle donne or International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8th.  It is a day that is celebrated not only in Italy but in other European countries as well.  The roots and origins of this festival vary depending on the source.  However, regardless of its origins, March 8th has become an International Day to celebrate and appreciate all the women in our lives (mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, co-workers, etc).  Originally men would give the women in their lives a sprig of the beautiful and bright yellow Mimosa flower.  This tradition has evolved over the years and has become a day when everyone (including women) show appreciation for the women in their lives.

I have so many incredible women in my life who have enriched my life so much.  I look up to and admire these women and I aspire to be more like them every day.  And, I want to send some special Women’s Day messages to two of the most important and incredible women in my life.

My mother, a real-life superwoman who deserves nothing but happiness in her life.  A woman who remains strong in times of hardship, will be your devil’s advocate when you need to make important decisions and who will be there to help you in whatever way she can once those decisions are made.  Mom, I hope you know just how amazing you are and how fortunate I am that you are in my life.  I continue to learn so much from you every day.  You had faith in me and gave me the words of encouragement I needed to stay strong.  I am living my dream thanks to you.

My sister, a woman who at times doesn’t realize her own greatness and doesn’t realize just how much she has done in her life.  Sis, you are literally my other half.  We are so very different and yet so very similar.  I admire you and I’m so proud of all that you have accomplished in your life.  I see great things ahead for you, I always have.  Even though you are my younger sister, I have learned so much from you.  I would be lost without you.

I become more and more aware every day just how many amazing, powerful, strong, and incredible women surround me and embrace my life – whether its family, relatives, friends, co-workers.  I am blessed to have such amazing role models in my life who teach me and help me grow every day.

Happy Women’s Day to all the ladies!! Stay strong and continue being amazing!!! 🙂

  1. Kathy Singer

    March 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Happy Women’s Day back to you, loved your words about your Mom and Sister, they are lucky to have you in their lives. Just wanted to say I enjoy reading your Blog, you give me a little adventure as I sit in my office! A smidge about me…live in Clarkesville, GA USA, it’s NE of Atlanta in the foothills of the Smokey Mtns. I’m married, have 3 grown kids, and 3 grandkids. I love to travel, but seem to be doing it by visiting blogs these days….so again, thanks for putting yourself out there….I certainly enjoy it.

  2. consapevolezzadellanima

    March 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

    oggi idea comune nei blog viva le donne !! ciao

  3. LindyLouMac

    March 8, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Buona festa della donna! What a lovely tribute to your Mum and sister.

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