I know one of the rules about blogging, especially if you’re a business, is to keep the information you blog about consistent. Well, I’m breaking the rules for once (okay, maybe I’ve broken them a few times). I hope you continue to be a loyal follower to The Social Calling in spite of this. It just seemed appropriate to write a Mother’s Day Blog and give a shout out to all of the women who juggle so much in their lives and make it look so effortless.
I was thinking about some of the women I’ve come across in the last few weeks whom I really admire. I think there is an unspoken expectation in society that regardless of whether a woman is working, she is still expected to be a domestic goddess. What’s surprising is that most of us accomplish this feat and do it with grace. I’m not necessarily including myself in this mix (at least not the “grace” part).
I was at a client’s yesterday and we were filming a video to include on their website. I really loved the experience because it gave me the chance to really get to know the family business and particularly the owner of the business, “the Mom.” My client runs several assisted living facilities which are private homes. These are some of the most gorgeous, clean and welcoming homes I have ever seen. But even more impressive is the owner, Dina, who has such a passion for her business that it is evident from the moment you meet her. This is a woman who taught in Israel for over 20 years and then became a caregiver of her own family member who suffered a severe case of Alzheimer’s. Having this experience motivated Dina to help others receive the same kind of love and care when suffering from this debilitating disease. For the past 13 years, Dina, with the help of her family, takes care of 36 residents. This is a 24/7 job. Yet somehow, in addition to her work, Dina manages to belly dance, kick box and take her 5 grandchildren over night, every weekend. Dina, you are my hero.
My friend Sara, who is an independent insurance agent defines the meaning of multi-tasking. This is a woman who not only works full time, but is extremely active in her children’s school activities and is the Queen of networking. I honestly don’t know how she has the time to do what she does. Sara, you too are my hero.
Here comes the shameless plug. And listen, isn’t Facebook all about building relationships through a community? Well, I feel like the least I can do in honor of Mother’s Day is to provide a few links to my friends and family’s businesses that are either owned or run by women or women play a major role in the success of the business.
Yes, I could go on and on. Happy Mother’s Day to my dear friends and family. I hope on Sunday you bask in the glory of all that you do and how much you mean to so many people.