Every Woman Should Have…

EVERY 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 it’s 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 Pamela Redmond Satran.

* Please Do Note: This has been mis-credited to Maya Angelou.
As Miss Angelou is the type of womyn to not want that to happen,
(from all I have ever read & heard on her), I post this addendum to make clear the misconception of others.

(*note:  I originally found this on my Spirit Sister’s blog, Starra, and she has kindly given me permission to pass it along.  She is also responsible for crediting the correct author…Amythyst)

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3 thoughts on “Every Woman Should Have…

  1. I have many of these, but i have also failed some of them….I have read this before and felt badly because i didnt fill all of the requirements , Still working on it and it is scary for me bright autumn blessings my dear sister hugs

  2. It is actually printed in one of Maya’s books (just double checked on my shelf) and does not list an author (I’m assuming it was unknown to her) and therefore most people – myself included – assumed it was part of Maya’s own work.

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