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Why Women Are Worth It!

I had the opportunity to see Dr Lois Frankel recently at a Sydney Business Chicks event. She is a fantastic speaker who tells it how it is. No nonsense or dancing around the truth. She makes it crystal clear. In the two hour workshop she squeezed in many messages to a room full of 200 women. The one that really struck me was, ‘Women are worth it.’

It’s a pretty simple message but one we absolutely forget. We forget because we tend to put others before ourselves. You know, the husband, partner, kids, family, friends, work, housework, chores and the list goes on. We often get so immersed and consumed by our lives we simply forget to nurture ourselves.

We simply forget we’re ‘worth it’.

Worth it

What is ‘worth it’ anyway? Let’s look at a few things that make women, ‘worth it’:-

1)      We have amazing bodies

Okay, some of us have more to hug than others or things may not quite look how they used to. However, the female body is something to be proud of. It’s much better looking than the male body. It allows us to carry other human beings and be able to feed them. It expands and it shrinks. If we look after it, it looks after us.

2)      We are amazing multi-taskers

As women, we have the unique ability to do several things at once and even manage to have eyes at the back of our head. I always wondered how my mum knew what I was doing! Many of us work part time or full time, have families or other responsibilities and somehow we seem to accomplish so much. We juggle this while making that, we organise this and clean that. In the chaos of our lives, we often focus on what we haven’t done, rather than how much we have done.

Multitasker

3)      We are amazing nurturers

Sometimes you just need a hug or a few loving words to soothe the soul. There’s nothing better than a mum’s hug. It makes everything better. As for soothing the soul, somehow we women always find the words for any situation. We make things better. We know what to say to make someone feel loved and to soothe their soul. It’s special. It’s a gift.

4)      We are resilient

Resilience is a core part of a women’s worth. We often get knocked down and have to get right back up. We are determined when we want to be and more importantly, when we need to be. We are stronger than we ever believed. We push forward when we never knew how to or never thought we could.

5)      We are valuable

Every woman is valuable. We are valuable in all that we do, our contribution to business, communities, families and friendships. We run businesses, empires, blog, bake, bring up children, cook, clean and shop. And that list has only just begun.

Being valuable is underestimated. I looked up the word ‘valuable’ in the Collins GEM Australian English Dictionary, it read:-

“precious, worthy, capable of being valued”

Those few words say it all. As women we are precious, worthy and capable of being valued.

Whatever we do each day in our lives, we offer value to all that we do. For that, we need to be proud. For that, we are ‘worth it”.

So tell me, how are you worth it?

Jen xoxo

Delights & Deliciousness at High Tea

My parents had been helping me out. I love them. They stripped the old paint off my balcony (which took them forever) and gave it a fresh coat of paint. It’s now looking much more appealing and welcoming. I actually want to sit out there now. So I wanted to thank them. I could think of no better way to do this, than by taking them to Sir Stamford Circular Quay for high tea.

I booked us in for a Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm. I prepped Mum and Dad by telling them not to eat lunch. Mum wasn’t quite sure about this. Clearly, a high tea virgin! We took the train to Circular Quay and then a short five minute walk to the hotel.

It’s such a classy hotel, a bit old but opulent at the same time. We were taken to our seats and eagerly awaited the deliciousness to arrive.

First up, a glass of Moet & Chandon to start. I don’t drink Moet & Chandon that often, it may have something to do with the price, however this glass went down like a dream.

Then the goodies arrived. I had ordered Dad a gluten free high tea and I have to say, his was exceptional. He didn’t miss out on anything and of course, his belly was happy afterwards. Every treat that Mum and I had, Dad had an equivalent but gluten free. So great to see a hotel that caters for those following gluten free diets.

Ready to eat

Ready to eat

Now, where was I? Yes, that’s right, back to the food. Three tiers of absolute delights. The bottom tier was savoury with the famous Stamford curry puff, some pastries, sandwiches and tartlets. Next up, wonderful, sweet goodies such as macaroons, homemade chocolates, mousse cake, cheesecake and a little mango panacotta thingy. Really not quite sure of the correct technical name for that, but my O my, it was exquisite in taste.

The top tier was the freshly made scones with fresh jam and King Island cream. Oh, it was heaven on a plate.

Given it is high tea, you can order tea or coffee. Mum and Dad had cappuccinos whilst I had a peppermint tea (which I preceded to spill everywhere, you can’t take some people anywhere).

The room where you sit is quite grand, with large, comfortable chairs and an ambience of grandeur. If you are lucky enough to get a window seat (we didn’t), it is great to people watch from the comfort of your table.

I am happy to report we devoured every little bit of food. Always a sign of a great chef! We weren’t uncomfortably full either. Just content. Oh…and just in case you were wondering, Mum was very happy that she hadn’t eaten lunch. One to the daughter with that tip!

If you’re looking for something sweet to do, this is such a great option especially for the ladies in your life. So go on, treat them. You’ll win lots of “brownie” points!!

Have you been to High Tea? Where did you go?

Jen xoxo

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, I loved High Tea so much I wanted to share it with you and hope that you’ll have this experience too.