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A Woman Should…

19 comments | August 29th, 2012

(Submitted by Shelby, a 22 yo Chestist)

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 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…

{end story}

What would you add to this amazing list?
 

19 comments

  • Milla

    Posted on June 5, 2012

    OMG! This is incredible.
    Can’t think of anything to add yet, but I LOVE:
    “Every woman should know that she can’t change…the nature of her parents.”
    Brilliant!

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  • HMK

    Posted on June 6, 2012

    My favorite of many — EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

    what she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…

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  • Carole Dee

    Posted on June 6, 2012

    Here is mine,

    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.

    Our souls all med soothing to know that and where to go for it is so important.

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  • Me

    Posted on June 6, 2012

    Here’s my addition:
    Every woman should have a few favorite songs that make her want to sing at top volume or dance herself silly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on June 8, 2012

    A woman shouldn’t think she needs to be everything on this list, nobody’s perfect after all

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  • Mame

    Posted on June 26, 2012

    Excellent! I need to share this with my daughter. My addition is:

    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…

    how to live with others… even if she doesn’t like it…

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on August 28, 2012

    > A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
    > eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored…

    I hate this one. I am a woman and I don’t have these things, nor do I ever want to have them. Instead, I think every woman should be able to open her computer and change a part herself. Or build her own machine. See, that’s what I want there instead.

    I kind of hate that these are what a woman should have. I’d rather have a list of what every person should have, although it would obviously be a different list.

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    • FMB

      Posted on August 29, 2012

      Were with you, Anonymous…maybe not so much on the hate part but 100% on the “person” part. It’s when we divide that we, well, divide.

      That said, we do love the spirit behind this and the ideas and things shared by those who want these things in their lives…whether they be women or not (though here, at FMB.com, they do tend to be. Woot to that.)

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  • Nan Ritson

    Posted on August 29, 2012

    Hope
    Faith
    Trust
    Love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on September 10, 2012

    A woman should know how to play chess.

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  • Suzanne

    Posted on April 24, 2014

    A woman should do what makes her happy!That takes work, because you have to know yourself well and not care about what others think you ought to know or do.

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