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A Woman Should Have...


I think I can be a little feminist sometimes. Let me share to you one of my favorite literary pieces. Every time I read this, I feel more empowered and acknowledged as a woman. I hope you do too. You may agree or not, it's your own opinion. :)
By Pamela Redmond Satran

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 screwdivers, a cordless drill, and 
a black-laced bra.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
one friend who 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 the 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, and 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 or 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 bestfriend's kitchen table
or a charming inn in the woods
when her soul needs soothing.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she can and she can't 
accomplish in day, a month... a year. 

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Hope you love it as much as I do. 
This is for you, feel blessed because you're a woman! ♥

42 comments

  1. Amazing post.... I feel empowerd too after reading thrse beautiful words..
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    http://instagram.com/beingbeautifulpooja

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  2. @Joyce, thank you!! I'm following you now!

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  3. @Pooja, I'm glad you are. Thanks for always droppin by!

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  4. Hello Ancia! Your blog is really amazing. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Girl power, unite! Awesome post. <3

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  6. Haha thanks Jhanz!! Girl power indeed!

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  7. I love this! very well written and so true!

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  8. What a lovely poem! Gandaaa! I am truly blessed because Im a woman less the drama. :p

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  9. nice blog!!!
    new follower :)
    I hope you will join to my blog I'd be happy
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  10. @curly purplepig - the author must be really good. thanks for droppin by!

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  11. @Lhen - you're baaackkk! hahaha but of course! we're truly blessed!

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  12. @sweetmakeup&fashion. thanks for droppin by. gonna be checking your blog. :)

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  13. Great post Rea... true and lovely words!!!!
    Well done!!!!

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  14. very well said. This will be my fave poem too Ms. Rea <3

    from Myxilog with love <3

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  15. Hello sometimes feminist. I have a little something for you over at my site. Do with it what you will, no pressure ;)

    http://thevanillahousewife.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/on-bread-goats-and-shiny-things

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  16. Hi Paola! Credits to the amazing author! :)

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  17. @vanilla housewife. ive checked it! thank you sooo much! im sooo touched! :)

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  18. great post! you've got a beautiful blog! would you love to follow each other?
    let me know on my blog :)
    xoxo
    Cecilia
    http://smilesavenue.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thank you!! Will drop by your blog & follow! :)

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  19. I agree 100% with every single thing you said on the post! So great! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
    Chriissydollxo Blog | BlogLovin'

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  20. aw thanks for the flowers ^^ gotta buy myself a new set of screwdrivers and cordless drill ^^

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    1. Ahahaha me too actually! :) You're welcome. Wink wink.

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  21. thank you! followed back!
    xoxo Cecilia

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  22. pretty all together :)
    pictures, your idea of ​​a post :)

    I'm following!+g+:)
    I invite you to my free time :) ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

    cosszykownego.blogspot.com

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  23. Hello from Germany :) would you follow each other on gfc, bloglovin? :) My Blog

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    1. hello isa! already followed back. thanks for droppin by!

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  24. This is something I should accomplish real soon!

    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.

    And this one, I learned about this just recently. Sad but true:
    EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
    when to try harder, and when to walk away.

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    1. sometimes we miss out on these things but then we realize how important they are :)

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  25. This is wonderful dear! Can I repost this on my blog?
    Please reply to cassie_cadiz@yahoo.com if you allow me.
    I am your new Pinay follower, in case you visit my blog and like 'em don't hesitate to follow back <3

    Kisses,
    Cassie

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    1. hello cassie! sure thing you can share it, will send you email in a few :) thanks for following my blog.

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  26. I love this post. I just like to add (in my own perspective):
    A woman should: know her passion / have the courage to follow her dream / not give in to peer pressure / not try to fit in to gain acceptance.

    http://styleandglow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh thank you very much! Appreciate it. And I agree with what you said above! :)

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