Monday, February 23, 2009

What every woman should know

MAYA ANGELOU'S' BEST POEM EVER
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .. a youth she's content to leave behind....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE... one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her
cry...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .... a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .. a feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... how to fall in love without losing herself..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without; ruining the friendship...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... what she would and wouldn't do for love or more.....
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it....
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.. . whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table.. or a charming Inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... What she can and can't accomplish in a day... a month...and a year...

13 comments:

Yaya said...

Love it!

Shellmo said...

This is a wonderful post! I have a friend who needs to read this.

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

oo yes i love it too!

Mammatalk said...

This is lovely! Thanks for supporting me during my Blog Jog. I've had such a bloggy, joggy good time! :-)

Shanda said...

Thanks for letting us know you posted this! I loved the one about having "a screwdriver, cordless drill, black bra..." essentials!

I hope everyone is blessed to be and to have true friends that they can laugh and cry with...

Lizzie said...

great poem, thanks for sharing!

Lilly's Life said...

I think tht is amazing and ma going to print it out. Its something every woman should have in her handbag to remind her. Thanks for posting this.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this. It's so true.

Seeker said...

Great Post...and thanx for the visit. I am adding you so i can stalk you better...get ready

Midwest Mommy said...

Great reminder :-)

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Great ideas. Lots of wisdom.

Reeni♥ said...

I love it, especially the part that say "you can't change the nature of your parents." I came over to say hi and thanks for visiting my 'saucy' blog.

The Farmer's Wife said...

This is one for the fridge...right beside the fingerpaintings.

Just found you as one of my followers! I'm a bit slow. Okay, I'm incredibly slow. Welcome to Cohagen Chronicles! And I'm coming back here for more of your wisdom!