"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
Today - March 8 - is International Women's Day.
Here are three simple things you can do right now to celebrate and acknowledge this special day:
Say thank you. Get in touch with women who have made a difference in your life and acknowledge their influence. Let them know! Write a note, make a call, send an email.
Read a book. Be intentional about the next book you pick up to read. Choose a biography about a woman you'd like to learn more about. Or choose a book by a woman author. Better yet, pick up a book by a woman author from another culture. (If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.)
Put your money where you mouth is. Make a donation to an organization that improves the lives of women in your community, your country, or the world. Support women who are running for office -- they need every penny they can raise. (Maybe start by supporting my friend, Carole Julius, who is launching her political career with a run for Selectman of her community in Massachusetts.)
Be sure to check out the International Women's Day website for more information, additional ideas, and other links.
Push for progress, my friends. Demand it.
Read other Three on Thursday posts over at Carole's. (And, yeah. That's the same Carole who is running for Selectman of East Bridgewater, MA!)