Defining a Wonder Woman
It is an honor to celebrate this year’s truly amazing Wonder Women. I’ve just finished reading their stories and they have left me teetering somewhere between a puddle of tears and feeling a heart full of hope for our future in what sometimes seems like a hopeless world.
Wonder Women 2020 is dedicated to frontline workers who shared real stories and experiences that will certainly tug at your heartstrings. They helped families old and new stay connected, from parents checking in on their NICU babies to children checking in on their aging parents. They innovated ways to get food service workers back in the kitchen and give breast cancer survivors the support and therapy they needed to thrive. They shared stories that give us a ground zero perspective on how this age of COVID is affecting lives and how they have been able to make a difference. These Wonder Women represent those who have sacrificed to make our lives better.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I’d also like to take time and recognize another group of Wonder Women, one that’s truly personal to me. On April 10, 2018, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was caught in a very early stage and I have now been cancer free for over two years. Navigating that roller coaster of emotions and physical challenges takes unprecedented strength, support and bravery. To the women who battle breast cancer and those who provide support services to aid them in their fight, you are both truly Wonder Women.
I believe many of you who are part of our Best Self community are Wonder Women in your own right, too. You are working mothers juggling homeschooling and safety protocols while wiping away tears from missed proms, games and graduations. More importantly, you stay strong and steady while calming the fears of our future generation so they can take comfort in knowing everything will be OK. Some of you are Wonder Women who run small businesses and are working hard to find the strength and resources to navigate the unknown and provide opportunities for your work families.
It is easy to be our best when things are going smoothly, but to
be our best when times are hard—that’s how we achieve
Wonder Woman status.
These women and so many of you represent the very heart of Best Self.
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Sherri Adair, Founder