March weather patterns have introduced me to something known as
as an occurrence of the season.
Oh March…silly month.
This week’s thankful post I want to dedicate to women and those who’ve made my life with kidney disease as good as it is now.
Even if I think, locally and in politics, women lost, again, to men. Still, I am thankful for ten other things, at least.
I’m thankful I got to know my uncle.
Before my list of intelligent, strong, and brave women can commence, I must pay tribute here to an one-of-a-kind man.
I wouldn’t start off a post like this normally, in any other case, but my uncle died at the start of the week, after suffering a stroke and I wanted to acknowledge him in my TToT list.
He was my father’s older sister’s partner and he was like no one else I’ve ever met.
He invited my family and I into his home, not knowing us, and let us return several times. We grew closer and always enjoyed catching up.
He is gone and it’s the end of an era. RIP Uncle Jim.
I’m thankful for audio described Downton Abbey episodes.
Lots of strong women in that series, even and especially for the time they were living in, even as fictional characters that represented many women who were real.
I’m thankful everything I took from the show helped me take some necessary and tough steps in my own life.
From 1925, to remembering a hard decision made this day back in 2011 to 2018 and all.
I’m thankful for the progress made since 1964 in Canada.
I’m thankful for a history lesson brought to life and with powerful true words from the author.
She battled depression, rejection, and sexism, only to write Anne of Green Gables and nineteen other novels in her lifetime.
Whether it’s the early 20th century, in the UK or in Canada, it couldn’t have been so easy to speak out about women’s rights. For Lucy Maud Montgomery, she had a lot up against her and yet she created a totally feminist character in Anne Shirley and in dozens of other strong female characters throughout her career as an author is a testament to who she was.
I’m also thankful, then, for female writers and scholars in today’s world, those who have written extensively on the women of history, here in Canada and beyond.
I’m thankful for a Canadian female from the country’s history books (or should be and now will be) appearing on the $10 bill.
I’m thankful for the females winning big at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.
Margaret Atwood won an award for the mini series Alias Grace being adapted to television. The new Anne program won an award for best television drama series.
I love/loved both.
I’m thankful for a powerful female voice from a friend.
And I’m thankful, Sade is back with a new song for the soundtrack.
Sade is one of my favourite women and artist/performers.
Happy International Women’s Day and Happy Women’s History Month to all the strong women, in my life, in my world – past and present, real and fictional.