A Letter to Our Daughters
A Journey through Expectations and Reality, April 2, 2006
"In this book, girls and women are challenged to disregard
destructive messages and to think for themselves. They are also
challenged to define themselves positively, and to become the best
people they can possibly be." ~Julia A. Davis
Julia A. Davis' writing is infused with love and wisdom. This is a
treasure of writing expressing her heartfelt concern for women who will
be happier when they take control of their lives. The introduction is a
beautiful letter to daughters and then topics of high interest,
challenges and stories follow. Inspirational quotes, stunning wisdom and
revelations of clarity introduce young women to positive thought
"I am what I aspire to be."
Revelations in Section 2 explore listening to those who care about
women. Renee, a 26-year old remembers her mother's wisdom. Brad gives
examples of how he shares his wisdom with his daughter. These are
beautiful moments on which to reflect. It is enjoyable to see how we all
view the important women in our lives.
How do you want to treat others and how do you want them to treat you?
This is highly significant and the list of "you will know a person
is your friend if..." is very revealing. The checklist to find out
if a person loves you is an excellent way to understand the difference
between hope and reality.
"If you think about these questions and answer them honestly, you
will know whether or not you are loved by the man with whom you are
involved." ~pg. 105
Intimacy, Sex and Commitment are discussed in a realistic light and
encourage women to think beyond "feeling in love" and ponder
the consequences of action, physically and emotionally.
This is a beautiful book because it deals with every major issue women
have to deal with in regards to their self-esteem and relationship
issues. From experience, we women heading towards forty realize that
self-esteem issues can make or break a life and maintaining a high
self-esteem is essential to your very existence.
Many sections of this book explain how to bounce back from painful
consequence and show you the way to not only regain self-esteem but how
you can build a firm foundation for future success. Julia A. Davis has
written a beautiful message for the women of the world that will make
their lives more peaceful emotionally so they can handle all the
responsibilities of life with a renewed sense of confidence.
~The Rebecca Review