Every woman should have a woman in their life that they 1) Look up to and 2) have look up to them.
I’ll be honest here for a minute. My biological mother wasn’t involved in my life…like ever. And while I am not someone that yearns for female attention as a result, it most definitely made me a better, and more reliable, mother. I have also been surrounded by great women in my life. Friends like Kim and Lynsey, parenting figures like my stepmom and grandmother, and my neighbors that I see tirelessly helping out with raising their grandchildren.
With Dove relaunching the “Recognize Her” app on their facebook page, it was a great time for me to ask those around me:
“Who do YOU believe should be famous for being a role model?”
Many women jumped to let me know what women they have in their lives that deserve to be famous!
Toni from Just Stop Screaming told me:
My mother. During her battle with cancer she was still focused on improving the outlooks of others going through it. She has always put others first even during the hardest times of her life and it’s such an inspiration to me and who I try to model myself after.
Jen Jamar from Life With Levi said:
I just met Andrea Metcalf over the weekend and was inspired enough to buy her book that night, even though we didn’t even talk about her book during our conversation. She’s an amazing, strong, motivated woman that really believes in what she’s doing, AND believes that other people can be just as successful as she is.
Nicole Olea from www.NicoleOlea.com from said:
My mother, she taught me that no matter what happens in life, how many times you may fall, you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and begin again. My grandmother, was a woman before her time. Raising four kids as a single mom after her husband died just ten years into their marriage. Essentially these two women inspired my tattoo, “Keep graceful dancing”, because sometimes life is hard, and sometimes life is great, we should always find the beauty in it and dance. xo
Janine, the parent of one of my students who passed away earlier this year. I don’t know how I would have done half of the things she did for her daughter. She was always upbeat and positive in front of her daughter when she was sick. They went on family vacations and had Christmas in July to make as many memories as possible. Even after she passed away Janine is fighting to find a cure to childhood cancer. She is raising money for St. Jude and participating in the St.Jude Marathon later this year in memory of her daughter.
Andrew from Mommys Busy had something to say as well:
I’d have to say my wife. She’s taught me so much in our 14 years of marriage, particularly in the last few. Being strong, working together, and pushing as hard as you can even when you just want to give up, are only a few of the many things she’s brought to light.
There was no shortage of amazing women that have touched the lives of so many around me.
For me, it is hard to pinpoint just one person that has made an impact in my life but here is my share for the day:
Now every day we take the time to spread email forwards, pictures of funnies, coupons, and random quotes. Today I challenge you to hop over to the Dove Facebook page and let someone that has inspired YOU know by recognizing them.
(the ones that inspire me most every day are my best friends- Blondie, Lynsey, Kim, and (me)
No matter if its a mom, sister, friend, mother in law, or co-worker, by saying outlook that they have had an impact on you, you have an impact on them.
And tell ME below, is there a woman you would like to recognize in your life? Who and why?
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