Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE



We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all women are created equal -

but each is blessed with different gifts and talents.
That all women are endowed with certain individual rights -
but each must assume shared responsibilities.


For the happiness of all
depends on the commitment of each
to support equality and individuality,
rights and responsibilities.


We declare all women to be mutually interdependent -
banding together to support one another,
sharing our experience, strength, and hope,
that all may enjoy life, love, 
and the pursuit of laughter.


We agree to encourage one another in tough times
and celebrate in good times.

We commit to taking turns leading and following,
inspiring and teaching,
listening and learning.


We agree to give credit where credit is due -
including us.


We commit to loving ourselves first - 
because we can't give what we don't have.


With this Declaration of Interdependence,
we set ourselves free -
free from old beliefs that are no longer true,
free from self-doubt, insecurity, and loneliness,
free from self-imposed perfectionism.


We set ourselves free -
heeding our intuition in all her guises,
loving our bodies through every change,
finding our voices to speak our own truths.


We set ourselves free -
to create fulfilling work,
to form nurturing families,
and to build great friendships.


We are strong;
we are beautiful;
we are generous;
we are wise.
We are women -
committed to creating
a world that affirms us all.


by BJ Gallagher and Lisa Hammond - Copyright © 2010 Simple Truths, LLC


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You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps!  Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2017 Hats in the City 
International Convention in New York, New York.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A RED HAT SOCIETY PLEDGE



I do solemnly swear on my Hat that I will do my best to uphold the spirit of the Red Hat Society.

I will greet middle age with verve, humor, and style. I will take my silliness seriously as it is the comic relief of my life.

In the Spirit of Fun, Friendship and Sisterhood, I join with my Red and Pink Hat Sisters as we go for the gusto together.

Beneath our frivolity, we share a bond of affection, common life experiences, and a genuine enthusiasm for life and living.

I promise to regularly practice having fun and to do the things I have waited to do.

I promise to openly and knowingly fraternize with the other Red and Pink Hatters.


This, I pledge to the Red Hat Society and all it’s wonderful women. 

Not a Member of the Red Hat Society?  There's only one, join the fun!


You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps!  Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2017 Hats in the City 

International Convention in New York, New York.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

50 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER!




1. Go window-shopping with friends.
2. Go on a walk and take pictures of trees, flowers, dogs, etc.
3. Buy some fashion magazines, pick out a couple of really cute outfits, and try to recreate them for less!
4. Bead some bracelets and use them for trade in a yard sale.
5. Put some purple or red highlights in your hair.
6. Paint a picture on canvas.

7. Bake some cupcakes and deliver them to friends and family.
8. Play some childhood games like "Sorry", "Candyland", or "Pretty Pretty Princess".
9. Take your dog for a walk.
10. E-mail a friend you haven't spoken to in awhile.
11. Do 25 jumping jacks!
12. Look through old family scrapbooks, photo books, and yearbooks.
13. Make a root beer float.
14. Go to the movies with your siblings.
15. Gather up a few Hatter friends, and have a picnic in your backyard.
16. Write a poem.
17. Make fresh, homemade fruit juice.
18. Give your dog a bath.
19. Make dinner for your Chapter.
20. Have a sleepover party and watch scary movies.
21. Have a Spa Day with your Hatter friends.
22. Plan a vacation you want to take next summer.
23. Plant flowers in your yard.
24. Sign up for a class.
25. Have a bubble bath.
26. Make a mixed CD of your favorite songs and title it "The soundtrack of my life".
27. Order a pizza with extra cheese.
28. Splash around in a plastic kiddy pool.
29. Buy some crayons and a coloring book.
30. Read a book based on a movie you have seen.
31. Make a scrapbook of your baby pictures.
32. Get an internship in any field where you have a passionate interest.
33. Start a diary and write in it every day.
34. Spend the day at the library.
35. Draw a self-portrait.
36. Make a collage out of old magazines.
37. Run around in the sprinklers.
38. Go to a museum.
39. Go out for lunch with your Chaperettes and eat pie.
40. Jump in the pool with your clothes on.
41. Eat last night's leftovers for breakfast.
42. Learn to sew or knit.
43. Invite RHS friends over and have a tea party.
44. Swing on the swings at the park.
45. Tie-Dye a t-shirt with purple and red with Kool-Aid!
46. Make a crisp cool salad with everything in it.
47. Learn how to define and spell 5 new words from the dictionary.
48. Make red popsicles in your freezer.
49. Put on the radio and dance.
50. Go camping in your backyard.

Not a Member of the Red Hat Society?  There's only one, join the fun!

You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps!  Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2017 Hats in the City 
International Convention in New York!