Happy National Sisters Day! Perusing dictionary.com for the meaning of sisterhood, here’s what I found it to be: the state of being a sister; an organization of women with a common interest, as for social, charitable, business, or political purposes; and a congenial relationship or companionship among women, mutual female esteem, concern, support, etc.
For sure, we feel deeply for those women that we share these uplifting commonalities with. And isn’t that what we are all searching for? Why be in a relationship that is unproductive or even disadvantageous? We connect with other women who make us feel good, who want to create positive change in the world together with us, that we can admire and respect.
When I read that definition of sisterhood, I started to reflect on some of the sisterhoods I’ve had the joy of experiencing in my life thus far. There was my college sorority, Kappa Delta, which has continued into adulthood as an alumna in my local chapter. I was also lucky enough to get to participate with my daughter and two of her closest friends when they too joined Kappa Delta in college. That was such a special moment. One of my dearest friends and I pledged KD together, and are still relishing that bond of sisterhood.
The profession I spent over 25 years in was predominantly female. I served in my state and national Dental Hygiene Associations, as well as served on several testing boards. The relationships with the women I connected with at those organizations was cemented on a passion we all shared for keeping the public’s mouths happy and healthy! I treasure those times we’ve shared.
I lived in Billings, Montana and became involved in the organization, Dress for Success. That was a sisterhood forged around the cause of empowering women, which became my passion following the time spent there. It is extremely gratifying to help other women move forward and recognize their worth and their value. I was so inspired after working with Dress for Success that it propelled me to create products and services and to start my own business, Tools for Empowering Women so that I can continue serving women who want more out of life.
It seems we don’t have to look hard to find these gems called sisters. They can be within our families or within our associations, causes, and connections. Celebrate your sisters and sisterhoods today!
Sending you all virtual hugs and love.
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