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To all my sisters here
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9 years ago
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To all my sisters.. A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter. "Don't forget your Sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. "Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them. "Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. "You'll need other women. Women always do." 'What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. 'Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman,for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!' But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned: Time passes. Life happens Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't always do what they're supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on and praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you. Or come in and carry you out Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters,sisters-in-law,Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family--all bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still.
9 years ago
HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE": (THIS IS NOT A JOKE)

Women should know that not every heart

attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting
(for women, sometimes it could be the right arm.)
Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
You may never have the first chest pain during
the course of a heart attack.
Nausea and intense sweating
are also common symptoms, as well as
epigastric pain under the breastbone.
60% of people who have a heart attack
while they are asleep do not wake up.
The pain in the jaw happened to me
and woke me from a sound sleep.
I was one of the fortunate ones. Trust
me when I tell you its pain unlike anything
you've ever experienced before.
Given a choice between natural child birth
and a hear t attack, pain-wise,
it's much easier to have a baby.

Let's be careful and be aware.
The more we know, the better chance
we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone
who gets this mail sends it to 10
people, you can be sure that
we'll save at least one life. Read this...
It could save your life!!

Let's say it's 6:15 pm and you're driving home
(alone of course), after an unusually hard day
on the job. You're tired, upset and frustrated.
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain
in your chest that starts to radiate out
into your arm and up into your jaw.
You are only about five
miles from the hospital nearest your home.
Unfortunately, you don't know if you'll be
able to make it that far.
You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that
taugh t the course did not tell you
how to perform it on yourself.

"HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK
WHEN ALONE":

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack,
without help, the person whose heart is beating
improperly and who begins to
feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left
before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves
by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough,
and the cough must be
deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum
from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated
about every two seconds
without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart
is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs
and coughing movements squeeze
the heart an d keep the blood circulating
The squeezing pressure on the heart
also helps it regain normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims
can get to a hospital. Tell as many
other people as possible about this.
It could save their lives!! "
9 years ago


Catherine has received 117 new, 647 total stars from Care2 membersCatherine has been awarded 326 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Catherine K.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
one old love
she can imagine
going back to..
and one who reminds
her how far she has come...

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, cordless drill,

and a black lace bra...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
one friend who always makes her laugh...

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 ...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to quit a job, break up with a lover,
and confront a friend
without ruining the friendship...
and how to change a tire!!!!!!!

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 its 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
it 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...

(Thanks Catherine....)

cheers to sisterhood
8 years ago
nice post, thx.