There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. “Well,” she said. “I think I’ll braid my hair today.” So she did and she had a wonderful day.
The next day, the woman woke up, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. “Hmm,” she said. “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.” So she did and she had a grand day.
The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. “Ha,” she said. “Today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.” So she did and she had a super fun day.
The next day, the woman woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “YAY!” she exclaimed. “I don’t have to fix my hair today!”
I don’t know where this parable originated, but I smile every time I think of it–and I’m reminded of the best advice I ever received: “Keep in mind that attitude is everything.”
In a recent VibrantNation.com interview with Ask Amy’s Amy Dickinson, the author and advice columnist talked about her forthcoming book, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, and offered this gem: “I feel we all deserve a happy ending, but it really, really helps to have a happy before.”
So tell me, what’s the best advice you ever received from another woman?
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