A couple weeks ago I got to have a “girls weekend” with some family- it was great! lots of food, fun, laughing, Just Dance and Pictures……… ha that’s the best part- we have to document all of our fun, & upload it to facebook, instagram etc BUT after each picture I heard
“Ok let me look at it”, “Delete”, “I look fat”, “My hair looks
dumb” “Eww look at my face”,
” I hate pictures”, “I look so ugly” & that was not just the girls, us adults, (well me) were doing it. What is wrong with us? Why do we have to pick ourselves apart? Then
came into my mind, from President Uchtdorf talk during General Conference
Stop tearing ourselves down
Stop picking out all the things we don’t like about ourselves
Stop looking for imperfections
Stop comparing yourself to everyone else
We are daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us, and we love him….
We say this every Sunday and yet we still pick at ourselves and compare ourselves to everyone (we think) that looks better then us.
Each day we are faced with our own and others’ traits and attributes. Often we judge ourselves against those we see. Unfortunately, we usually think mostly of others’ strengths and our weaknesses. We wish we were as tall, as thin, as well dressed, as pretty, as talented, as smart, or as spiritual as someone else—and the list goes on in our minds. Each time we see ourselves in such a limiting, unrealistic way, we damage our self-image and fail to benefit from our own strengths and talents. We can especially damage how we see ourselves if our peer group has set the standards and we feel we are not meeting them
Remember the aworth of bsouls is great in the sight of God;
Not “Remember the worth of Souls is great in the sight of God;” except you, or except my hair color, my hair, my toes, my legs etc.
He created us- All of us, every part of us
Each one of us is different, have different gifts, different talents- I liken this to my shoes ha ha
Each pair is different, I need every pair I have, would I wear my hiking boots to prom? would I wear my stilettos on a hike?
each have its own unique purpose!
So it is in our Heavenly Fathers kingdom- he needs each of us to be different from each other- because he has different purposes for us.
Point out that we do not all have the same talents, abilities, or potential, but each of us has something that we can do well. We need to find our own unique qualities and build on them. We need to have sufficient confidence in ourselves that we can improve. We can begin by that we can succeed.
Stop it with all the Stinking Thinking!
Do some Personal Progress- (you don’t have to tell them)
Have them bring one of their shoes that they feel represents their own personality- and chat about how each shoe has it’s own unique purpose- it would be a great time to just finish
Individual Worth #7
Heavenly Father has given you special gifts. Read 1 Corinthians 12:4–12; 13;Moroni 7:12–13; 10:8–18; and Doctrine and Covenants 46:11–26. Ask a family member, a Young Women leader, and a friend to write down positive qualities the Lord has given you. List your gifts in your journal, and write how you can continue to develop these gifts and use them to serve your family and others.
a great activity to go along with this could be this
Individual Worth –
This, I found on Pintrest and you can use the link above it to go to the site- it is a great way to see what others see in you.
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude” – Scott Hamilton
especially to ourselves- one of Satan’s biggest tools is to beat ourselves up. so