“The beauty of being” brought forth hope and understanding as we explored what beauty means to us. Our wish this month was that every girl experienced what can be realized through a sense of self-worth, uniqueness and rise like a phoenix to pursue a wonderful life.
This was truly felt by the enlightening Woman Arise presentation of Lora Williams, author of the book Woman Arise. Lora presented us with two scenarios of women from a very challenged and destructive childhood, who arose to become leaders, mentors and successful women. We all saw that we do not have to be victims of our circumstance and setting goals and looking to God we can be who we are called to be.
Similarly, Miss Plus America Essence, Spruce Dickerson shared with us the beauty of being you. All “spruced up” in her radiant crown and sash, she demonstrated that we should pursue who we are and not strive to be someone else. Only by being you can you become the person you are meant to be. “U are enough”.
Diane Perez and her daughter, Ashley enlightened us with tips on teen dating. This was great information that made us aware that we have value and no one should be able to treat us with disrespect or put us in danger.
To complete our day, Joy Veron and daughter along with some friends led the girls in bracelet making and sugar cookie decorating. Always a favorite at New Life is decorating cookies. We had lots of icing and m&ms to complete our delicious snacks.
Thank you to all the leaders who led these encouraging and engaging activities. Visiting us this month were two new leaders. Michelle from Florida and Brittany from Midland, TX.