Every Woman Should

Reprinting an oldie but a goodie from my archives mainly because I need to be reminded of these things right about now.  I do not remember where I heard this the first time, so if anyone knows who wrote it, please speak up.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

A set of screwdrivers

A cordless drill and

A black lace bra

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One friend who always make 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

When to try harder … And When to Walk Away

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

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 is 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 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

In a month

And in a year…

Important things I have been reminded of lately

Some of these are old and some are kind of cliche, but all of them are important things to remember, especially in the midst of our much too busy lives. Which one do you like or relate to the most? Any that you would add?

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

Love the people who treat you right and walk away from the ones who don’t.

Believe everything  happens or does not happen for a reason.

If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it.

Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised that it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you probably will not get them back. You will miss them, but smile because there will always be more balloons.

What you do today is important because you are paying a day of your life for it. What you accomplish must be worthwhile because the price is high.

Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Do Not make anyone a priority who only makes you an option.

I hold to the rather old-fashioned belief that each of us is blessed with particular gifts given to us by God and it is our sacred obligation to identify, to cherish and to exercise those gifts for the betterment of ourselves and those in our lives.

The only time is now and the choice is yours.

If it is important to you, then it is important; period.

If not me, then who? If not now, then when?

To have someone say to you – “No matter what life brings your love is always there” – is one of the greatest compliments you can ever receive.

Life should be like the planet, ever slowly moving, ever slowly evolving and always with the promise of a bright new day ahead.

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you have never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening and live every day as if it were your last.