Happy International Women’s Day!
Celebrated over the last nine decades on the 8th of March, this day commemorates the arrival of Spring and the joy of womanhood.

Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives and daughters everywhere are noted for their tenderness, wisdom and unconditional love and forgiveness.

In Russia this holiday is celebrated with a bang- every woman receives flowers, chocolates, presents and cards. It is the one day when you can be blindly certain of a bed-n-breakfast, dinner cooked by yours truly and a bubbly celebration dedicated entirely to yourself.

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the role models in my life, the female counterparts who are a constant source of inspiration, energy and wisdom. Women are afraid of mice and of murder, and of very little in between. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Dear Men,

We are over the top, neurotic, obnoxious, demanding and obsessive. We are also the ones you turn to for advice, for a cuddle, for a sympathy hug and for a band aid.

In all honesty, we need to be appreciated a little more. How hard is it to give us chocolate and say that we look pretty? We have so much on our shoulders. It is no coincidental musing that we always know where your car keys are, or where that brown shirt you wore last week can be found or that we remember the birthdays of your grandmother and best friend and even send those birthday cards on your behalf. So many little things go unnoticed and unappreciated. A little more credit please.

Praise us. Celebrate us.

Women really do rule the world. They just haven’t figured it out yet. When they do, and they will, we’re all in big big trouble. ~Doctor Leon