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Women rule the world. This weekend women across the US were encouraging one another to run for office, to vote, and to “resist.”

Although we need more balance in New Mexico elected leadership, I want to encourage women across our state to lead where they are.

We already have the collective power to change our communities!

Women dominate early childhood in NM. Let’s assure every child under our watch is safe, healthy, and ready for school.

Women dominate education- let’s make sure every NM child in our classrooms knows they can succeed at anything they set their mind to.

Women in NM dominate the health care system. Let’s assure every patient/resident we see is heard and cared for with respect and dignity.

Women manage the majority of homes accross our state. In abundance or in lack, we can always assure our homes are a place of love and joy.

We can choose to fight, spread anger, or to “resist” (everyone should vote). Yet Mother Theresa said “Peace begins with a smile."

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

There are no great things, only small things with great love.

I choose love in action and thank all the women out there who choose the same.

Rebecca Dow
Truth or Consequences, NM

Live from Silver City

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The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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