Awww, I love these ladies! This morning during my writing I began to write about the people we choose to surround us. I have been very, very fortunate in having many wonderful groups of women who not only become my friends, but also my sisters. As I have examined my choice of friendships throughout the years I have to say that I have managed to always have a great support system around me. The ladies in the picture with me are friends that I have known less than 3 years, but I count them as my sisters. A great writing exercise is to write about your friends from childhood through the present time. I have had many wonderful friendships and the older I get the deeper and more precious my friends are to me. Surround yourself with beautiful friends. To all the friends in my life, let me tell you I appreciate and honor each one of you. Thank you for being such an integral part in my growth as a woman.Read more
In case you don’t receive my newsletter, I wanted to also mention on my blog that one of my students will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Democratic Women of the Desert. Magdalena is an amazing woman who has struggled all her life to see women move forward. Here are a few words from Magdalena:
My main concern has always been working for the betterment of women. I am Democrat. That does now limit me in any sense to work for other women; anymore than being Catholic limits me working for Protestant women. It is not my affialiation to any party or religious party that makes me work for women. It is the need to advance women to the level they deserve. Women are still underemployed; do not have the opportunities for advancement in employment; Wal-Mart has another class action lawsuit. Women are the major caregivers and little compensation. I was born poor, but I never ambitioned to be rich. I wanted a comfortable life and we lived it. The only luxury I allowed myself was my Lincoln Towncar; I had three of them.