Last month, coinciding with International Women’s Day, I hosted an online event – A Celebration of Girls. As part of this event, I invited a number of bloggers to take part in our Story Starter Challenge using Leaf’s Girl Talk Junior Story Starters to share their experience and wisdom with today’s girls.
Today, I am delighted to welcome one of Australia’s best known and loved bloggers, Naomi Ellis from Seven Cherubs, as our guest blogger. Naomi’s blog is always full of positive energy and happiness tips, especially for mums – with seven kids, she should know! (Personally, I don’t know how she does it – I struggle with just one.). Naomi recently enjoyed sharing our Girl Talk Junior Story Starters with her four daughters and reviewed them for us. I think they had fun! Naomi’s choice of cards were “I wish…” and “Discovery”.
Thank you Naomi for participating in our Celebration of Girls.
As a mother to four daughters I am excited to be involved in a project celebrating girls. I so adore my girls and have great hopes and dreams for them. I even spend a lot of my time daydreaming and wishing an endless stream of thoughts in relation to what I hope for them in the future.
I wish that they will grow up to be strong independent women who know what they want from life and are confident enough to go out and get it. I want them to be happy in life, to enjoy life and to embrace all the wonderful opportunities that come their way. I hope they will laugh, they will cry, they will feel their way through life and will be present in each moment they live.
I wish for them to live a life of…discovery. To learn and to explore all the beauty and wonders that this Earth has to offer and to experience first hand the many cultures and countries that surround us. I hope they discover love, for themselves and for others. I hope they serve in the community, that they find a healthy balance between caring for themselves and for caring for those around them.
We live in a time of great opportunity for women and girls. There is nothing we cannot do. If we set our minds to achieving a goal or dream we can make it happen. I wish for my daughters that as they set goals and dream big that doors will open for them and they will be amazed at what they can achieve.
What a wonderful time it is to be a girl and a woman. We really can discover that life is full of options and opportunities and when we start to look for them we will be surprised at what is available for us. We simply just need to go out and to make it happen for ourselves.
My wish is that all girls will discover this for themselves. That the possibilities are endless!