I Deserve

This is the way that I feel about each and every one of you!!! You deserve this.

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I deserve to be told
I’m wonderful
to be kissed every hour
fresh flowers
on the table
scented oils in my bath

I deserve honesty
from others
and from myself

We all deserve to be loved
and it starts from within.
We deserve most of all
to value ourselves
me simply loving me

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My muse is Z’eva who knows the value of her soul.

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Women’s News: Christine Quinn’s Advice To Women On ‘Leaning In’ And ‘Having It All’

Christine Quinn

Christine Quinn has some empowering and thoughtful advice for women.

The Speaker of the New York City Council, who is running for Mayor of New York City, sat down with Refinery 29‘s Leila Brillson to talk politics, New York and “leaning in.”

Quinn sounded off on the expectations society holds for working women, admitting that her work-life balance is “not that good,” and pushing back against the idea that women should strive to “have it all:”

I think “having it all” is a phrase I don’t particularly like. You need to have what you want. “All” seems to me to be an imposed list, an imposed definition by society of what “all” is supposed to be. As women, we should be able to decide what we want, how we want it, and [how we] get there. That means it won’t be perfect, there will be mistakes, but that’s fine; that’s human. “All” should be a determination of what we want, not what somebody else or society says.

 

She also had some smart advice for women who are afraid of being seen asaggressive in the workplace:

You know what? There will be a moment in life, whether you’re forceful or not, where someone will label you something that is negative. You might as well go through life the way you want to. If what you want is to be engaged and forceful, to “lean in,” well, do that. At the end of the day, somebody someday is going to say something about you. At least you can look back and say you lived the way you wanted to.

In an August 26 interview with Inc., Quinn revealed that she practices what she preaches when it comes to managing her own employees — but that she hopes they see her as a good boss.

“I hope they would describe me as supportive,” She told Christine Lagorio-Chafkin. “I hope they would describe me as appreciative.”

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/christine-quinn-lean-in-having-it-all_n_3873222.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

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Inspiration Of Motherhood: 5 Inspirational Mothers Who Chose Life for Children With Down Syndrome

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Courtney O’Brien

Ninety percent of unborn babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted. That’s not a typo — 90 percent. This distressing statistic makes the following mothers even more remarkable for choosing life for their beautiful children who just happen to have an extra chromosome.

Mayumi Mitogawa, 52, Japan

From Japan Times, on her 14-year-old son, Yutaka:

“He just loves to make people laugh,” Mitogawa said, smiling affectionately at her son — who was born with trisomy 21, which causes Down syndrome — as he fooled around mimicking the motions of famous Japanese comedians. “I know that some people refer to children with Down syndrome as angels, but I don’t see my son like that. He is just human.”

Catherine Moore, 19, Great Britain

From The Daily Mail:

A teenager who became the youngest mother in Britain to a Down’s Syndrome baby after falling pregnant aged 15 has spoken of her pride in proving her doubters wrong.

Despite being just a child herself, single teen mother Catherine Moore, now 19, refused to give her baby up after learning he had Down’s Syndrome, vowing to raise him herself despite concerns that she wouldn’t cope.

He needed me and I needed him, it was as simple as that. I could never be without him and he is quite simply the most wonderful thing ever to happen to me, he really is.

I hate it when people say they are sorry he has Down’s because I am not. It’s who Tyler is and I would not change him for the world. I’m so glad I had a Down’s baby.”

Cassy Fiano, 20s, North Carolina

Fiano has a beautiful little boy named Wyatt, whose condition she barely notices. She offers advice to other parents who may have learned their child will have an extra chromosome, via LifeNews:

The good news is that having a baby with Down syndrome is nearly identical to having a baby without it. Having a baby with Down syndrome means that you’ll have lots of sleepless nights, crying, poopy diapers, and maybe the occasional spit-up. You’ll also have snuggles, cute little gummy smiles, and that great feeling when they hold your hand. Down syndrome doesn’t mean you’ve somehow given birth to a three-headed space alien which needs some kind of insane level of care. He’s still just a baby. Feed him, love him, and snuggle him. That’s all you have to do. And that’s not that difficult, is it?

Connie Feda, 49, Pennsylvania

Feda, inspired by her daughter, created her own line of Down Syndrome dolls. Her Dolls For Downs project is now a full-time occupation. From The Daily Mail:

Connie Feda, 49, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, set about making a mini-me version of her youngest child, Hannah, after she complained that none of the dolls in a toy catalog looked like her.

And she told the<href=”#slide=2195252″> Huffington Post: ‘I want Hannah to see a doll with Down Syndrome and see something beautiful, because that’s what I see when I look at her.

Dr. Lalita Joshi, Nepal

From Sharing4Good.org:

In 2006 Lalita founded the Down Syndrome Association of Nepal (DSAN). Lalita says that “If every child matters, every child has the right to a good start in life. If every child matters, every child has the right to be included. And that is so important for children with special needs.” DSAN’s vision is a Nepal where children with Down Syndrome can grow up to be independent, based on their capabilities, and be respected and productive members of society.

These brave mothers are proof that an extra chromosome just means extra love.

Read More:  http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2013/08/23/5-inspirational-mothers-who-chose-life-for-children-with-down-syndrome-n1671827

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