Thursday 13

Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 by Travis Cody in

13 Things The Women In My Life Have Taught Me

1. To own my decisions, for better or worse

2. That tears are natural

3. That you can either ask for help, or hang the picture crooked

4. That I don't have to become my father

5. That honor is in the act of service rather than the type of service

6. That sometimes a smile and a hug is enough

7. To be attentive and kind

8. To look for the words, to offer them with tact and compassion, and to remain silent when there are no words

9. To be silly

10. To love sport and competition

11. To respect and to trust

12. That what gets broken can be mended in the fullness of time

13. That two halves of the same whole can find each other

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  1. julie says:

    And I wondered why I enjoyed your company! This says it all.


  1. Bond says:

    Excellent post Trav...excellent...

  1. Coco says:

    This one's got beauty shining from within, Travis. Truly lovely.

  1. Anndi says:

    You have, by your sweet and kind heart, enriched the lives of so many.

    Thank you bro...

    (Now why am I crying?)

  1. Travis says:

    Julie: One does one's best.

    Bond: Many thanks Sir.

    Coco: It's just the truth.

    Ann: Dunno, why are ya cryin?

  1. That was a great post and I really enjoy your blog. I've linked ya =)

  1. Travis says:

    Starrlight: Cool beans!!

  1. Diana says:

    Wonderful, words escape me! Hugs!

    Such an honor to know a man who trully listens to women. It doesn't happen often enough. Please give each of those women a thank you from me!

  1. Meribah says:

    Aha! FINALLY a man who listens to us women! You should go far, my friend! LOL

  1. Bond says:

    Wanted to stop in and say Happy New Year... stay out for the Amateurs out that night.

    Final post of 2006 is on THE COUCH...See you next year.

  1. damm says:

    where i come from, you have just broken 2 rules. 1-over sucking up and 2-letting on that we actual have the capability to learn.

    Happy New Year!

  1. Travis says:

    Diana: If we don't listen, how are we to be a comfort?

    Meri: **bows, tips hat**

    Damm: But, but, but. . .see how sweet they all are???? They have this nefarious power!!!

  1. tiggerprr says:

    That is such an awesome list! I think I'm losing my mind, I missed so many TTs but I KNOW I've visited the pages.

    You've clearly known some smart and influential women! ;)

  1. TopChamp says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! (prob said this before....)

    You clearly have some fine women in your life. Glad to hear it x

  1. Sorry for my lateness in stopping by. My computer is on the fritz. Have a great New Year!

  1. Trav, it appears that you have been taught just like my Tony and my Daddy. I know now why I like you so much! Happy New Year!

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I always knew I loved ya for a reason---well more than one---excellent post!!


  1. lisa says:

    Very well said. :-)