Sisters and the Probability of Delighting in Cutting Off a Man’s Happiness

I vote you cut his off!

ST asked if I’m on a warpath. The Dude said he’s rather afraid of me now. But I just laughed them off. This is not about me this time. I am just sympathizing with what a friend’s going through when I learned that some man (if you can call him that) betrayed her big time (The above sentence was one of the first things that came to mind. Nipping a problem in the bud, so to speak. *evil grin*)

Women are like that, you know. For all our cattiness and the silent competition among us, we do care about our sisters. There’s no one else who can understand a woman better than another woman can.

And so I share this email that a friend forwarded. This is for you 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
As the years tumbled by, one after another,
she gradually came to understand that her mother 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 do what they’re supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.

Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how
many miles are between you.
A girl friend 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,
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…

Image done entirely in Adobe Photoshop CS. Pachuvachuva Β© 2010.
Pink gradient background courtesy of
Rose brush from another internet source.


20 thoughts on “Sisters and the Probability of Delighting in Cutting Off a Man’s Happiness

    • Love you lots, beautiful girl! We all do. ^_^

      Good thing we’ll see you on the 4th of April. Nice time to bond then. Hehe

      • ahahahha… very co-incidental.. yeah, shocked jud ko ato! & because your “evil thoughts” are really not so feasible right now, I’ll start with the basic “IDIOT-matic” expressions for him in all emails….(something that is never done before..)

    • Glad to know I’m not the only one with evil thoughts. Hehehe

      Nahadlok na si Dude nako, te carms. Extreme daw na nga solution. πŸ˜€

  1. wanting to mutilate someone else body part is a mental disorder… if i were you i wont come anywhere near a person with this kind of disorder for juniors sake. hehe

    • Isn’t it a coincidence why puro mga lalaki ang ni-comment nga buang/crazy (it was said in English..hehe) daw ang ganahan moputol ug kalipay..? Aw, sayon ra man na. Dili mohimo ug dautan aron dili maputlan. πŸ˜›

    • Bantay moduol ka namo sa among station ha. Tan-awon nato. Swerte ka wala’y work karong udto aron lunch out mi kay di jud unta tikaw tagdon. πŸ˜›

      • yes, GO for justice and retribution… but it would be a crime to do that… hahah!

        This mental disorder of ours can also trigger some ingenuity that will bring out justice and retribution in a very subtle manner-not necessarily the LITERAL way of dealing with the “cutting”..

      • Hehehe..threatened gihapon ka noh? Dapat lang. Hehe
        Bitaw, the cutting thing was just for “shock factor” of the entry. I haven’t tried cutting off someone’s body part. I don’t ever have plans to. Hehe

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