A friend of mine many years ago wrote a song with the lyrics “Women Weave the Rugs of the World”. It is true - we generally weave the family and community and, by extension, the world together with our caring spirit. We are the caretakers although many men share too. I see more fathers playing with their children, taking them to school, staying home to help out and being more involved in the non profits benefitting so many things now.
One of a woman's greatest contributions to the world is the spirit of compassion. We women, at our best, are endowed with an innate, heartfelt desire to help somewhere. It doesn't come with a sense of expectation, it's just a desire to make something better. Sometimes, however; you can be overwhelmed. There is so much to do and there is negative all around. But, as our moderator this past week said, If you get overwhelmed that you can't do "everything for everyone" and don't do "something for someone" then you will end up doing "nothing for no-one". She then challenged us to find our passion somewhere and to give a little where we can, whether it be in time or money and whether the cause be children, the elderly, animals, the environment, the disabled - or anything to make the world a little better. So I challenge you to find your passion and work for it. Start looking for opportunities to give a little and while you are at it, pass that spirit of compassion and giving on to the next generation, our wonderful children, for they will carry it on into the future.