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Giving a fellow woman a helping hand

The beauty of life is choosing a destination but one cannot choose a destination until she or he has a reason to go somewhere. Where is that somewhere? Where is that destination place? For one think we can be sure where we start from and our starting point makes a great beginning.

Deep inside we all know we have a purpose of being here, all different and equal at least in our unique voices. But it is useless to my humble opinion to compare our different backgrounds and situations since starting points are different for each one of us. To my mind we should compare ourselves to ourselves. What I mean? It is simple. To see who we were yesterday, who we are today and who will we become tomorrow. In each step there should be some progress done little by little, step by step. If a woman can learn to read and write this is a good step and should make her happy for herself, if she can manage to get a good education is it a decent effort and should make her proud, if she is strong enough to take decision for herself that would make her live a happy life and impart her life knowledge to the other people around.

Don’t we want to achieve a happy and simple life, for our families and beloved ones; to be a successful and to make a difference with our colleagues and have a positive impact to our communities? Don’t we? Then we have to find the power of the voice within us and follow its guidance. I am sure that every one of us has an inside potential that is to be unfold. We should let this power unfold by striving for the best and building a lasing legacy for both our families and our communities. We should learn from the global experiences and see how we can adapt some good practices to our local communities. A broader way of thinking would enable us to have a better vision and all the rest comes with hard work and dedication. We are all rings in a chain that can be broken if we don’t give a helping hand to each other if we don’t this share knowledge.

Therefore we have to build bridges and to gather support. And this can be achieved if only we are engaged in a process of constant learning, exploring, travelling and experiencing new things, people and cultures. As far as we do so the chain between us remains strong and our potential to achieve the realization of a global vision gets brighter.

It is our vision and purpose that calls to us and drives us forward!


Svetlana Dmitrieva's picture


I like the way u writing. Thats so real for me and so to the point.

Svetlana Zens

Amani K's picture

Hello Aida,

You are so right Aida, "constant learning, exploring, traveling and experiencing new things, people and cultures" are the greatest ways to appreciate the gift of life and all the diversity it offers us for growth to maturity. Thank you for sharing!!

Dr. Karambu Ringera
Founder and President, International Peace Initiatives
Vice President, Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) Africa
Advisory Board Member, Women Human Rights Institute, University of Toronto
Member and Delegate, Soroptimist Internationa

Julene's picture


Your post touches on something very profound - that we are all One. We are all the same. Yes, we may have different backgrounds, different experiences, different challanges we face... but when it comes down to it, we all have basically the same goals in life - to be happy, to be treated fairly, to love and to receive love, to learn, to grow, to experience. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post, and I am touched by your clear vision on all of this.

Good luck my friend,



I very much agree that we need to compare ourselves to only ourselves. We know in our own hearts when we have been successful, when we have worked hard, and have done our best, no matter how small our goal is. Others may or may not know that, but if we are truly honest with ourselves, that is the greatest measure of progress. Sometimes we need to try again, or work harder, but if we wait for the world to tell us we are good or bad, successful or not, then we lose ourselves and some of our strength in that process.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom.


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