Sunday, February 10, 2008

Discouraged Never

I have mentioned before that I am a member of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity. Being a part of this sisterhood has brought me so much. I'd like to share with you today a poem written by one of our members in 1904. The words she wrote still ring true for me today. People often ask me the typical questions about sorority life... "Why do you need to buy your friends?" "I'm not willing to conform to someone elses ideal, I'm surprised you are!" and the ever popular "But aren't you like, smart?" My sisters in Chi Omega are the greatest bunch of gals I know. They are always there for me, have never asked me to change, have a wealth of knowledge in many professional areas, and provide me friendship without question. I hope that you have friendships just as strong, that will withstand time and distance. I have kept a copy of the Symphony with me in my planner for almost 20 years now. I read it whenever I need a boost, or need to focus on where my priorities lie. The words that have the same resonance now as the day I pledged. "Womanly always, discouraged never" What sisterhoods or brotherhoods do you cherish?


3rdEyeMuse said...

do "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" & "the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" count? :)

Anonymous said...

LICO. I happened upon your blog, and I have to say, it is A Good Thing. <3