Today is International Women's Day
and on reflecting on just that I remembered
the women that bring tea to me.
It is as simple as that.
Farmer Chen's wife standing by her husband,
keeping him awake at night to process the tea,
being the other half of carrying the hedge trimmer
to cut the tea, and then serving tea in the tea house.
To the women plucking tea in the fields that delighted me with there soft voices.
To grandma serving tea in the tea house in Alishan, Taiwan.
It touched my heart to see these women sharing in a days work in the field
and still have a smile on their faces.
To all the women around the world
you bring a smile to my face by your
love and diligence,
by your empathy and strength,
by your ability to care for the world around you
and treasure it with gentleness and boldness.
You make our world a better place.
We celebrate you!