Friday, January 12, 2007

Women


This is for the amazing women I have come to know ;) I received two separate emails by two different women on Maya Angelou's wisdom and I thought I'd share it...

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...

By Maya Angelou


Few Quotes by Maya Angelou

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands;
you need to be able to throw some things back."

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've seen this before, but there is wisdom there that deserves to be read again and again. Thanks for sharing it.

Amber said...

I HEART May!! Thank you for this post. I am going to write the top one down for Lil G later...

:)

Neasa said...

I love this illustration!

And well, words are completely inadequate to describe how I feel about Maya Angelou. I think some people are put on this earth to act as human angels & she's one. She literally saved my life in my very young years. I wonder how many others she's unknowingly helped through dark nights of the soul?

Anonymous said...

I love the words of Maya Angelou! They never fail to remind me of such simple and wise truths...but truths that we all tend to forget far too often.
Thanks for sharing these things...a definitely needed reminder today, to honor the woman I am, the women we all are!
Miss you and love you dearly,
td

Anonymous said...

Lovely, wisse words from Maya Anelou. Thanks or sharing them here today.

Deb R said...

That's a fabulous and very true list.

I love the poem you posted for PT too. (I'm DAYS behind on blog reading!)

Anonymous said...

I've always loved that last quote!!
I saw a documentary the other day about a gal with ALS....it made me admire YOU even more for your strength and courage and the warrior in you.
XOXO
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I got this too-it is terrific.
Thanks for writing it out for us.

Love you

Anonymous said...

I love Maya, she's one of my favorite's, wise like Tammy who reads her!

Anonymous said...

oh'..how absolutely inspiring!..

may I please..please print this out in me' bloggy as well?...

Anonymous said...

This poem was NOT written by Maya Angelou. It is commonly attributed to her, but it was not her. www.snopes.com confirms this.