March 3rd marked an annual celebration for girls- Hina Matsuri, a Japanese tradition also known as Girl’s Day.
A little history for ya:: upon birth, Japanese girls would be given beautiful dolls dressed in kimonos, complete with fans and musical instruments. Young girls would display their dolls, and take them down before March 3, when they would have a special party with great food and gifts for themselves and their dolls. Hundreds of years ago, it was customary in Japan during Hina Matsuri that girls would receive gifts of peach blossoms and paper dolls as a symbolism of a prosperous marriage. In present days, it would be little boxes of delicious mochi or free lunch from a male colleague 🙂
This year, on Girls Day, I went on Facebook and asked a simple question “What do I like about being a girl?” The answer with the most feedback will receive a pair of earrings from Fashion With A Mission. I decided to ask this question to encourage a positive personal assessment, (since FWM’s purpose is to also bring out the very best potential in anyone and everyone.)
Most people who participate in this type of discussion- a question that requires them to not only think about the answer but also to dig deeper within themselves, and find remarkable characteristics about their selves are more inclined to help others.
Simply because people who acknowledge their worth are more likely to share these positive feelings with others. They have the most potential to inspire and spread goodness around them.
I was appreciative of those who responded, and I wanted to share some comments from the beautiful ladies who show us what it means to have GIRL POWER.
Thank you to the the lovely Kimberly Leong, ever-so-gorgeous Amber Wadtke, oh-so-cute Sierra Felicilda, my darling fashionista Jena Cudera, and my favorite drama class buddy Samantha Williamson.
Of course I am not leaving you without one from me 😉 …..