Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A Woman Should Have...


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
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 relationship

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...

Submitted by Gracie Cubbage

(Editor's note: Gracie, aka 'Birdie Trefeathers' is another of my wonderful friends. She lives in California with husband Bart, loves reenacting at Renaissance Faires and Dickens Festivals, and is owned by two cats. Stryder, the more rambunctious of the two, is featured in Gracie's Crazy Cat Card Company. You haven't seen funny until you see Stryder dressed up for Halloween in his witch's costume and a yowl on his face!

While I've seen other versions of this, I like this one Gracie Marie sent me this morning.)

2 comments:

Pat said...

A woman should.......read this.......wise and wonderful. And the art work is fabulous. The color, divine. Captivating.

queenlint1 said...

I often want to add a line to these. A Woman Should....Know how to drive anything with a stick shift since you never know when you need to get out of Dodge and the only transportation is a motorcycle or a tractor.