March 8th is International Women's Day. That may sound funny to hear in America as we do not officially celebrate such a holiday. However, March 8, 2011 marks the 100th year anniversary this day has been celebrated and is being recognized by more than 100 countries.
The Wikipedia article describes it as somewhat a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. It's a day that men get to express to all the different women in their lives (wives, mothers, daughters, co-workers, etc.) how grateful they are for them. Personally, I love the idea of Women's Day and wish we did celebrate it in the states. I am so very thankful for the women in my life, and I believe that women deserve a special day all to themselves.
So, in honor of International Women's Day, I encourage you to celebrate the most important female relationships you have today. Do something extra special for your wife and daughters today. Unexpected flowers with a note about how much you appreciate having them in your life will go far. Telling them how much you value them as women and how much you need them in your life will be big. And telling them that you wanted to celebrate this special day even though your country does not will be a very sweet gesture.
Just think about what they'll tell their co-workers when flowers show up on this non-American holiday.