Wednesday, October 26, 2005

What Every Woman Should Know

You most likely have already seen the "Every Woman Should Have/Know" post below. It has made the email rounds over the past few years. I took out the "Send this to three friends within three minutes..." tagline that seems to be a requisite for so many emails, and I cleaned up some of the excessive periods and spaces. I'm posting it here because, despite the fact that it's part of an email chain, it still has some good points. What do you think of it? Do you see things that you don't think every woman should have or know? Can you think of others that aren't on the list?

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE one old love she can imagine going back to...and one who reminds her how far she has come.

EVERY 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.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...a youth she's content to leave behind.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...a set of screwdrivers, acordless drill, and a black lace bra.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored..

EVERY 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...and how to change a tire!

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 its 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.

1 comment:

Terry said...

When I read your post I thought of the following advice for all human beings by Robert Heinlien. I have posted it in my classroom for years.

"A human being should be able to
change a diaper,
plan an invasion,
butcher a hog,
conn a ship,
design a building,
write a sonnet,
balance accounts,
build a wall,
set a bone,
comfort the dying,
take orders,
give orders,
cooperate,
act alone,
solve equations,
analyze a new problem,
pitch manure,
program a computer,
cook a tasty meal,
fight efficiently,
die gallantly.

Specialization is for insects."

I have completed 15 of his tasks, as for the others:
I watched a hog butchering, but didn't participate;
I've only planned invasions in games;
I've conned only canoes, paddleboats , and such;
I've designed a playhouse, an outbuilding, and some fairly major home remodeling;
I've never set a bone but I held onto the terrified little boy while the doctor did;
I haven't fought physically since about fifth grade but I've had some pretty good verbal battles;
and I'd like to save that last item for as long as possible, but I aspire to be gallant about it. :-)