I was on YouTube looking for a particular song from the past when I stumbled across this year’s Christmas Message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
I share this with you because she speaks of the very reasons this website is in existence today – inspirations, aspirations, unsung heroes doing ‘little’ things that make big impacts – that is the essence of The Woman Hood and I am so happy to have it presented from none other than a woman who, no matter what your opinion of the British Monarchy may be, embodies greatness.
She may not actually have her hand on the reign of the country, but she has sat on a throne that she inherited unexpectedly at a very early age for 63 years, overcoming painful struggles, loss and drastic political changes while retaining her grace, dignity, humor and love.
No doubt many of her problems would be very different that yours and mine, but she is human, she is woman, she feels the same emotions we do and despite these, she has had to ‘carry on’ no matter what and continue to be the face of her kingdom, a wife to her husband, a mother to her children. She is no different than you or I.
You and I may not sit on a gilded throne and we may not give Christmas messages that are broadcast all around the world. We have our struggles, our disappointments and may be fighting to keep it together and to make ends meet, but we can do what little we can wherever we are to be the change we want to see in the world. We can, in our own small way, inspire each other to do or be better.