February 8, 2017

This One Is For The Ladies

This one is for the ladies...and a little different from my usual posts. Let me know what you think after reading to the end. 😊
Grandmothers. Mothers. Daughters. Young women. 



I ran across a poem on Facebook and thought it was worth sharing. Some of you may have seen it.

I posted it on my thirty-something daughter's facebook page. 

And she replied...
a savings account, a screw driver, and a nice black dress go a long way! 

The author is listed at the end. Share if you think it is appropriate for someone you know. 

As a mother I tried to rear my daughter to be strong and to be able to take care of herself. (Though she was extremely determined to succeed on her own, without my nudging.) 

She has more than met my expectations!  She married when she was thirty-three so she was able to be a "bachelorette" for a while between grad school and marriage. 

I did not experience that. I went from college graduation to marriage! :-) ... not unlike many in my age group! :-) 

With the new year, resolutions and plans seem to fill everyone's head. Some work out and some do not. ha! Weight. Diet. Exercise. etc. 

Anyway...read this and see if anything applies to you or a special niece, daughter, granddaughter, or other special young woman you mentor or teach. 

Often, we (older ladies) have spent so much time taking care of our children/others that we forgot to think about ourselves. Remember to take care of yourself!




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...

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 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...
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...
Eight matching plates,
wine glasses with stems,
And a recipe for a meal that will make
her guests feel Honored...
A feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
How to fall in love without losing herself...


HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT
RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
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...
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...
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...
Written by Pamela Redmond Satran


I think this poem is a nice reminder about life...

and I hope there is something that strikes a chord with you.




On the other hand I hope this is me when I get old. I mean older than I am now. :-)






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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

18 comments:

  1. I still endorse many of these sentiments! You also told me never to do any man's laundry until I was married to him. :-)

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  2. Love this Sheila! I'm sending your link to my girls. Have a great week.

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  3. Love this!! So much good advice for my daughter as well as all women, including my 70 year old self!! Thanks!!

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  4. That is PERFECT, Sheila...and so true on so many levels. I see myself in many of those words...and will pass this along to my daughters. xo Diana

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  5. I love your blog. And I love this!

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  6. That is such a lovely poem Sheila. And a reminder that I need to work on some of those things. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. I had run across this poem once before and was so sorry I hadn't saved it. Thanks so much, and its simply TRUTH. Grins, Sandi

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  8. This is indeed a great poem!!! Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. Sheila,
    Sage advice, some of which I am living right now. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Judith

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  10. So many of these things I so wish I had done in my Younger Stages of Life, but now that I am older, They will still work.........Love This!!

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    1. There is still time, but I know what you mean.

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  11. Sound advice for every woman! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Love this poem, Sheila. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thanks for sharing with us Sheila. Your daughter sounds like a very mature lady. Hats off to her parents.
    You invited all of us for tea. Open the front door for the stampede ! You know we would all be there if living close by.
    Myrna

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  14. Speaks to me :
    "EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    That her childhood may not have been perfect...
    But it's over...

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