Monday, May 2, 2011

Every Woman Should...

Every Woman Should Have...

...one old love who reminds her how far she has come...


...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 youth she's content to leave behind...


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


...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 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 walk away...


...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 its over...


...what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...


...how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


...whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...


..where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table... or a charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...


...what she can and can't accomplish in a day... a month...and a year...


Every woman should...


ONE.

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO.

Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE.

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR.

When you say, "I love you", mean it.

FIVE.

When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

SIX.

Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN.

Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT.

Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE.

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN.

In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.

ELEVEN.

Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE.

Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN.

Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN.

Remember the three R's:
Respect for self;
Respect for others;
Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY ONE.

Spend some time alone.

TWENTY TWO.

Learn the difference between when he says; I LOVE YOU to get into your bed, or I LOVE YOU to get into your life!



2 comments:

Kyndall said...

Love this... I do agree with most!

Rebeca said...

I am in love with this, Miss Lacey. I am going to have to frame this and make it my words to live by!

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