Greetings as we approach this upcoming Independence Day! The Fourth of July holiday is one of my personal favorites for many reasons, not the least of which are the cookouts, picnics, and fireworks that help celebrate it. The Fourth of July holiday recognizes and honors the daring, courageous, and visionary founders of this country who could imagine a world, a state of being much more advanced than anyone could have conceived of at the time, and was probably considered ludicrous by many. Yet the simple act of declaring one’s independence and universal right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was so simple, yet so astonishing. Perhaps it did not technically apply to exactly what was going on at the time, i.e. the status of women and slavery, but the point that they put it out there as an ideal to live up to is what is significant.
Yes, as a country we most certainly have had our fair share of injustice committed by and to us both within and outside of our borders, but the Declaration of Independence serves as our North Star on a personal, local and global level. It’s a concept that we often forget, ignore, or simply take for granted, and it is an ideal that we should constantly strive to make real for ourselves and others. Why am I talking about this in relationship to The Women’s Mosaic you ask?
Well, The Women’s Mosaic seeks to build upon this sentiment and embrace its essence by helping to make it tangible to each and every one of you who are a part of this organization. As women living in the 21st century in the United States, we are in a position to be the leaders for the rest of the women of the world to carry out this mandate of true independence, liberty, and equality in its purest form. We are in a position to carry on the essential right of every human being to create their own destiny that is fulfilling on every level. We as women are at the forefront of a movement to make those ideals a reality—not just for women, but for all people everywhere, and that means starting right here. Those certain “unalienable rights” are in our hands—women are a force to be reckoned with at this time in history and are the key to making the world a better place. This is why The Women’s Mosaic exists; this is what, in our own grass roots way, we are helping to accelerate. We want each and every one of you to be able to express your full potential and power in the world in order to make it as it should be—a peaceful, compassionate place where unity is recognized, diversity is celebrated, and prosperity is experienced in all areas of life.
That is why we hope that this month you will support us—by becoming a member, attending our fundraiser or simply making a donation in any amount so that we can continue producing the unique programs that allow women to grow and connect with each other and to the world at large. And to inspire them to make a difference in their own lives and thus the lives of others.
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