Saving the world seems to be high on many people's agenda at the moment and I for one hope it stays that way. Why? because the way I, and many scientists see it, if it's not high on the agenda then the world as we know it will cease to exist. (If you're not convinced, start by watching Attenborough in the BBC's Climate Change:The Facts. then come back and read the rest of this).
But, for a lot of people it can feel all too much. It's easy to ask, 'What can one woman do against so much adversity?'. Well I don't know if one woman can change the world but I do believe that lots of women together can make a big difference. Afterall, if the women involved in the suffragette movement hadn't believed in their power to bring about change against all odds, the world would be a very different place for all of us who've followed.
As mothers, we have even greater power as we influence the next generation. They are learning from you all of the time. And think about it, when teaching your child a new skill or helping them with their homework and they say, 'I can't do this it's too hard', What's your reply? Do you say, 'Yes that is too hard, don't bother trying'? NO of course not! You say, 'I know it seems hard so lets just take it slowly and try again.' Or you might say, 'Stop worrying, stop whining and get on with it' which is what I'm saying to you.
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