Woman’s treasures: What she should have and know

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
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 screw drivers, 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                                                                                                                                                       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                                                                                                                                          what she can and can’t accomplish in a day, a month, and a year.
By------------------<Pamela Redmond Satran>

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