1. Thou shall respect thy body.
Less is definitely not more when it comes to the clothing department. As females, we are judgmental as heck. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve whispered to my friends saying “Did you see what she’s wearing?” or “I can’t believe she wore that.” … And trust me ladies, it isn’t just the girls saying it! Men are thinking it too! Sure, you’ll have them talking about that teeny tiny dress and those stiletto heels the whole night, but nowhere in their conversation will they actually be respecting you as a human being.
Modesty is not something to be ashamed of. Being modest does not mean you’re shapeless, sexless, or boring. Modesty shows true power and beauty. You’re not covering up your body because it is bad, instead you are revealing your dignity! Modesty is more than just a fashion statement, it’s a daily decision to dress like the child of God that you are.
2. Thou shall be somewhat domesticated.
Part 1: If you’re dirty, cut it out! Get yourself into a cleaning routine. Pick up your clothes, make your bed, do your dishes, sweep your floors, clean your bathroom… act like an adult! A disgusting home says a lot about someone’s character. Take charge of your life and prioritize. Nobody likes a messy home!
Part 2: Learn how to cook a meal. A REAL meal… something… anything! You can’t rely on take-out for the rest of your life! (Plus, it just isn’t healthy!)
3. Thou shall honor BFF code and never date a best friend’s ex, EVER.
It’s the “cardinal rule” for female friendship. This situation never ends well. All it does is breakup great friendships and forces other friends to choose a side, essentially ruining everything! If you’re a good and loyal friend, you won’t even think about it! JUST. DON’T. DO. IT.
4. Thou shall have ambition and seek wisdom with passion.
A lady can never be over-dressed or over-educated!
5. Thou shall not dishonor thy heels.
Part 1: For the love of all that is Holy, ladies, it’s heel-to-toe-heel-to-toe! Please learn the technique before you try to rock those 5 inch heels, because right now you’re walking like a newborn giraffe!
Here’s a great tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfN1Ks_4dig
Part 2: Only take your heels off at home or in the comfort of somebody else’s home. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT take your heels off in public. It’s a filthy world out there and your feet should not be exposed to it!
6. Thou shall speak with elegance & grace.
Stop like saying “like” like every 2.5 seconds. Like, thanks. Same goes for cursing, nobody likes a foul mouth!
7. Thou shall not let a bottle of wine go bad.
If you uncorked it, it should be finished.
8. Thou shall practice patience when dealing with men.
A man’s a man, and a woman’s a woman. They’re totally different from each other. Your typical straight male will never listen like a woman, love the same exact movies like a woman, or care about every color selection like a woman. A man is not a girlfriend, and they can’t be a girlfriend replacement, that’s what best girlfriends are for! So, it’s important to practice patience while dealing with a man, because he just isn’t you.
9. Thou shall contain thy anger.
When you’re angry, practice the 1 minute rule. If you have anger issues, practice the 10 minutes to an hour rule.
What does this mean? If you’re upset, do not say the first thing that pops into your head, because trust me, 9 out of 10 times it probably isn’t the right thing to say.
Here is the proper 5 step response:
- Get quiet for a minute to an hour (This shows you’re angry enough)
- Recite in your head what you want to say
- Ask yourself if that’s a mature response
- Change your response (1. Remove anger 2. Add more love 3. Express why you’re hurt)
- Now you can say it out loud
Girls are emotional creatures, we just can’t help it, but we can’t just spew our emotions all over and expect everyone to understand. It’s important to contain our anger and have self control.
10. Thou shall stay classy, always.
Class is knowing what to say, when to say it, and when to stop.
Class is crossing your legs.
Class is being modest.
Class is respecting yourself.
I must say, when I’m closer to God, it’s so much easier to remain classy at all times!
Remember… WWKD? What would Kate (Middleton) do?
“The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.” – Margaret Thatcher