The 9th August, known as Women’s Day, has evolved into being the entire month of August that is dedicated to recognising our strong women and inspiring all women to shine. Although 2020 may be dominated by a pandemic cloud, it certainly won’t rain on our parade when it comes to celebrating our women.

Women’s Day represents some wonderful aspects; that women are a force to be reckoned with, not to be taken advantage of, we are supportive of each other, a sisterhood, we can count on our fellow mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers to join in our battles and to celebrate in our successes, we are a tribe like a field of sunflowers.

Sunflowers are incredibly special to me, they presented themselves to me in the middle of nowhere when I needed affirmation I was on the right road, to celebrate that moment of true clarity I used them as my wedding flower. My daughter aged 12 took a liking to the sunflower this year and made it the icon to the logo of her little business, which has reignited my interest.

Did you know that the sunflower is an emblem of constancy and represents adoration and loyalty? Their luminous yellow petals are simply beautiful and are the colour of happiness, optimism, enlightenment, and creativity.

Sunflowers turn according to the position of the sun; they “chase the light.” You might already know this, but there is another fact that you probably do not know. Have you ever wondered what happens on rainy days when the sun is completely covered by clouds? You’re probably thinking the sunflower withers or turns its head towards the ground. Nope! Instead, they turn towards each other to share their energy. How amazing is that?

We can take away some valuable life lessons from sunflowers. Women who stick together and encourage one another are like the beautiful fields of bright yellow sunflowers, growing together, standing as a force and encouraging each other to keep our faces turned towards the sun. On the gloomy days when the sun is hidden behind clouds, just as the sunflowers do, we will turn to each other and share our positive energy and support each other.

This women’s month let us all strive to be like sunflowers! Let’s rain sunlight on each other.

My Women’s Day blog is dedicated to my daughter; Alyx, may she always shine up a room with her positive energy, may she always be as genuinely happy, may she always believe she is as beautiful as a sunflower!