Women’s Worth

I had this sent to me in email today. I’ve seen it a few times before (even though I usually delete all those forwarded forays).

By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime.

An angel appeared and said, ‘Why are you spending so much time on this one?’

And the Lord answered, ‘Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart -and she will do everything with only two hands.’

The angel was astounded at the requirements.

‘Only two hands!? No way! And that’s just on the standard model? That’s too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish.’

‘ But I won’t,’ the Lord protested. ‘I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.’

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. ‘But you have made her so soft, Lord.’

‘She is soft,’ the Lord agreed, ‘but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.’

‘Will she be able to think?’ asked the angel.

The Lord replied, ‘Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate.’

The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman’s cheek. ‘Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.

‘That’s not a leak,’ the Lord corrected. ‘That’s a tear!’

‘What’s the tear for?’ the angel asked.

The Lord said, ‘The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride.’

The angel was impressed. ‘You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing.’

And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideals.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.


Gmail Invitations

Giving Away 25 Gmail Invitations

I have Gmail. I thought everyone had an invite by now. When you sign up it keeps giving you more and more to give away. Pretty great marketing idea by Google, make it seem exclusive but give them away by the bucket load. 🙂

If someone reading this would like a Gmail invite just send me an email. I have already given away invitations to eveyone I know. Google just keeps setting my invites back to 50. So there are plenty for the asking.

“About Us”

“About Us” — Presenting Information About an Organization on Its Website (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

I read Jakob Nielsen’s top ten website mistakes. None of them really impressed me. I’ve seen it all as an editor, reviewing submissions for Dmoz. What really irks me as just another warm body looking at a site is the lack of contact information on most sites now. Everyone has given into paranoia about privacy and fraud. It is harder and harder to find a way to contact a company or site owner. Often I just wanted to comment about some small thing. No big loss for me. However, in putting up a site I would assume corporations want to be accessible to consumers. What good is all that information if consumers can’t give or get feedback or more information should they have questions or problems.

Anyway, I liked this page of Nielsen’s site. A guide to About Us pages. You also need to know fresh ideas about having contact information in ways that foil those who want to abuse it. I have done something like that on my own site. But, in my case, I’m not selling anything. Sure, my services but no one has ever asked for those. I have to get out there and get myself working, it doesn’t come to me.

Anyway, seems I just typed that… Happy site designing!

Blogger Denies PageRank

Blogger Help : Keeping Comments Clean: “All links will automagically use the rel=’nofollow’ tag, so they’ll receive no PageRank boost.”

Why on Earth do they do that? I don’t begrudge any sites I link to some promotion, I often think adding a link to my blog will help the site I’m linking to, especially the little personal type sites/ blogs/ ezines.

Mean Blogger, mean, mean, mean… There must be some reason for it, surely it can’t just be pettiness. It reads that way to me though.