Who Can Turn the World On With Her Smile?

How will you make it on your own? 

This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone 

But it's time you started living 

It's time you let someone else do some giving 

Love is all around, no need to waste it 

You can have a town, why don't you take it 

You're gonna make it after all 

You're gonna make it after all

As a young, single woman in the business world it can be so easy to be scared of uncertainty--uncertainty about the future, uncertainty about family, uncertainty about relationships.  I know that I am often fearful or anxious about those subjects.  The privileges I have are quite unique for it was only 30 or 40 years ago that "woman kind" was in a very different place.  While women have been in the work force since World War II, to say that social and cultural advancement was easy is in error.  On the contrary, advancement and achievement was quite difficult.  Those difficulties were not because women were unqualified.  It was, however, the social norm.

As a young girl I remember loving staying up late to watch The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Nick at Night.  I loved that show.  Her show was the beginning of a revolution for women's rights...no, no, not the right to vote or even work, but the right to be treated as an equal.  All humanity, male and female were created equal with different strengths and weakness.  It's so important as human beings that we understand and celebrate those differences.  Further, every human life is worth equality.  

Recently, two things happened to rekindle my admiration for Mary Tyler Moore.  First, I stumbled across reruns of the show on Hulu.com. I laughed again at all of the jokes.  The second, was an article in More Magazine.  I hope that you take to the time to research Ms. Moore.

 Are there any women at you just find absolutely influential and stunning to you?  I'd love to read about them.


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