As I sit and ponder on all of the things I am grateful for, a lot of things come to mind. My family, my home, church, food, our health and well being, my husbands job, medicine, education etc. But there is something else. Something that as women we should be especially grateful for. Something that I have thought about before when it has came up on the media, which it rarely does.
I was watching Oprah the other day. I know some of you may not be a fan. But I do enjoy watching her show from time to time. So as I was jogging on the tread mill, trying to pass the time. I checked to see what was on my DVR and decided to watch The Oprah show. It was about women in all different places of the world; Kenya, the Congo etc.
They said that more women have died in these places, than all of the men in all the wars combined that took place in the 20th century. Died from things like not being vaccinated (which boys get if it is available), child birth (1 woman dies from child birth or pregnancy every minute), brothels, malitias coming through and wiping out all the women and children. There are more tragic and atrotious things that I will not mention on my blog. But you can read about them on the Oprah website. So this year since we failed to give to a needy family around us, I decided that I would give to a woman in need, thousands of miles away, on the Oprah website. Go to www.oprah.com/forallwomen to see what you can do to help. It was really heart breaking to watch and read about, but a reality. We can make a difference!