Wednesday, December 09, 2009

MAYA ANGELOU'S' A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

MAYA ANGELOU'S' A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE




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 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 WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..

a feeling of control over her destiny...

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..

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...

6 comments:

Amy said...

I'm moved to tears. Something to live by. Thank you.

Erin said...

I love Maya Angelou! Phenomenal Woman is my other favorite of hers!

Cindy said...

Some very good advise, Bev. Hugs, cindy S.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I love this!!! We should read every morning before we start our day.

Cece

karen said...

I need a black lace bra :) . The rest is covered. Merry Christmas!!!!

Helene said...

She's such a wise woman! I loved reading that...thanks for sharing it!