Sugar and spice and everything nice.
A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.
A daughter is a gift of love.
A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.
A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
Daughters are versatile, they strive for greatness, they are caring, and they look to make a difference, a lover of life.
Daughters are, loving, courageous, lively, brave, inspiring, happy, confident, wise, intellectual, witty, and spirited.
Your daughter is an inspiration, and will lead by example one day. However, she should know some women who have made some great accomplishments along the way. These women are women that make the statement that daughters, girls, and women have a voice. This is a combined list from Good Housekeeping and me.
Ameala Earhart-The first woman to fly across the Atlantic tragically disappeared 1937 on what was meant to be a globe-circling flight. (GHK)
Margret Thatcher – First female prime minister of Britain. Hearing the iron lady talk tough Inspired us to stay strong (whether we agreed with her or not) (GHK)
Michelle Obama – First African American First Lady. A Lawyer, A Mom in chief, and is campaigning against childhood obesity. (GHK)
Barbie Millicent Roberts – Yes, that’s Barbie’s full name. Whatever your relationship is with her she has the world talking about her. (GHK)
Muriel Siebert – The first woman to own a seat on the New York stock exchange, and the first woman superintendant of banks for New York State. (GHK)
Helen Keller – Rendered blind and deaf by a childhood illness, Keller was able to escape from the fact that she could not and replaced it with I can. She became the first deaf-blind person to earn a college degree, changed forever our ideas about what disabled people could accomplish. (GHK)
Ellen DeGeneres – Making a difference in people by making them laugh, dance, and care. The difference she makes in people, ensures us that one person can make a difference. (TW)
Claudette Colvin – A brave 15 year old in Alabama, refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested, before the Rosa Parks act of defiance. Ms. Colvin unmarried, became pregnant, and her work became very involved. Rosa Parks became the emblem of the struggle instead – and certainly earned her icon status. However, Colvin deserves recognition, too. (GHK)
Winona LaDuke – A member of the Anishinaabe Nation, she filed lawsuits to recover lands withheld from Native American communities, reminding the nation of long-standing wrongs. (GHK)
Sandra Day O’Connor – The first woman appointed to Supreme Court Justice. She retired in 2006 to care for her husband. (GHK)
Oprah Winfrey – Because she uses TV to help us live our best lives. (GHK)
Eleanor Roosevelt – FDR’s helpmate, national reassure during WW II, friend to working women and downtrodden, battler against injustice. (GHK)
Caresse Crosby – Inventor of the first modern bra patented 1914. Her real name was Mary Phelps Jacob, and she was a publisher. (GHK)
Hedy Lamarr – Inventor of an anti-jamming device for radio controlled torpedoes, 1942. The glamorous actress co-invented a way to protect torpedoes, and patented it with a partner. (GHK)
Valentina Tereshkova – The first woman in space, 1963 (GHK)
Juliette Gordon Low –The founder of the Girl Scouts. She broadened the horizons of millions of girls. (GHK)
Lisa Shea – The founder of BellaOnline. A site written by Women. A site offering all sorts of information to people around the world for just about any topic you can imagine. She gives women a voice and a great opportunity to share their stories and experiences. (TW)
These women are living examples of how women have made and continue to make a difference in the world. Your daughter is making a difference but needs to see how other, once girls and now women, made a difference. I am sure that you can add others to this list, maybe even yourself, both mothers and fathers.
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