Today we celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day.
I am lucky to know A LOT of amazing women, and I salute them all.
Today, Iâ€™d like to call out Patti Brown in particular.
Patti is a young mother, we had the fortune to meet, when we first moved to Sechelt. Okay, I donâ€™t really know her â€” I know her work.
We are lucky enough to have Patti comes to our house twice a month to clean. She does a bang up job cleaning everything from the floor to the ceiling for us. I know how spoiled I am to have her service and believe me, I am grateful for it.
Patti made this amazing cake that, Marian, Ken and I ate it last night! The outside is decorated with incredible, beautiful flower details, and the inside was a vanilla cake filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries! OH… Yeah!
Patti once told me, when she saw me sewing, that she didnâ€™t have the patience to make a quilt. But, she said this, WHILE cleaning our toilet with a toothbrush!
How much patience do you need to do anything?
My theory is no patience is require if you are doing something that interests you.
Iâ€™m pretty sure cleaning toilets does not interest Patti, but doing her best â€” does.
I can say her passion, and patience shines through in all of her work.
And, I also know Patti works a lot. She told me she has at least three different jobs. AND she is a parent and partner as well. (I’m tired just thinking about it.)
So, today, I celebrate and salute all the women who are working two, three, and even four jobs with passion and patience â€” and especially Patti.
I am grateful she came into my life.
Patti Brownâ€¦ I salute!