Friday, August 28, 2009

Words of the Wise

I got this in an email (thanx ra7ooob loves u xoxo) and thought you guys might like it. I know I did :)


"A Woman Should Have.." by Maya Angelou

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 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…


- to well rounded women everywhere xx

28 comments:

Faith said...

Fastidious
quit the fashion thingy sweetie.
ur my new heart dr. ;D

A said...

OMG, I LOVE ITTTTTT. I'm so sending it to my friends. Thanks for sharing xx

Dr.Smart CoOKie said...

Love it <3

Fabulous A said...

"EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
when to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY…"

*sigh*

Um Mit3ib said...

im stealing this.. its brilliant!

Miemie said...

AMAZING WORDS! absolutely fabulous! thanks for sharing :*

PinkChampagne said...

I adorrre Maya Angelou..You must read the poem 'Phenomenal Woman' especially if you watch her delivering it..its an incredibly sassy piece.

Hind ♥ said...

I love <3

Karamilah said...

wise, me likey
simply amazing and *sigh*

A Journal Entry said...

loved it!

wicked said...

Actually this was written by Pamela R. Satran and was published in glamour magazine in 1999. It was circulated in the internet under an anonymous name and then somehow ended up with maya’s name :s anyways just thought u should know, love maya angelou though :) and thanks for posting it

Noura said...

I'm emailing it to all the lovely women I know.

Thank you so much for sharing

ra7oob said...

loves u too! xxx
i'm so happy this has had such a positive response.

& to wicked, many thanks for the clarification- good to know. such a beautifully written piece deserves righteous credit. =)

Aljoud said...

wise, indeed!
a good way to avoid 'reality slaps' lol

Faten said...

very beautiful <3

Dangerously Wild said...

Loveee it!!! Seriously BEAUTIFUL words! <3

Bahrain Fashion said...

AHH!

I love it. So beautiful xD

Thanks for sharing...

Layla said...

it came in the perfect time. lovelovelove it fastiiiiiii

The Boudoir. said...

Wow! I agree with all..so true!

eshda3wa said...

Fb!

how are u girl!

been a long time!

imbarak 3alaich elshahar

o kel 3am wintay eb khair!

Bloggerista said...

i like

thx for sharing hun :**

Mi said...

the drill, does it HAVE to be cordless?

SKITTLES said...

MY FAVORITES!
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a youth she’s content to leave behind…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to fall in love without losing herself.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
how to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it…

beautiful post, babe!

Mabellie said...

i loove it!!:)

<3

Fastidious Babe said...

Wow.. so glad u girls liked it!


ra7oob thanx again babe

Faith u know i cant quit the fashion lol



Wicked thanx for the correction xo



eshda3wa: mabrook 3alaich il shahar darling xx

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