Thursday, March 24, 2011
I had the immense pleasure of shopping yesterday with a special someone who recently lost a few pounds. She was not overweight before, but she had gone up a dress size or so. It sure can be hard on a young lady's self image when she goes shopping and notices a few pounds crept up on her when she wasn't looking.
There is something so sweet about the look on a young woman's face when she loves how she looks in a dress or outfit. Spending the day shopping with that very special girl who looked great before, but just looks a little bit better was perfect. Not because she looks better, but because she FEELS BETTER!
I can't think of anything more that I would want for her and this is what we strive for our youth, self esteem! I certainly don't think girls need to lose weight to feel good, nor do they have to be thin. One simply cannot argue with the fact that girls do feel better when they like what they see in the mirror. I am not as proud of the way she looks, as I am of the way she feels.
She worked hard at it. Changing eating habits, exercising everyday & giving up the party nights with the girlfriends. Her focus was to get and feel healthy. It really took some determination but she did it.
Encouraging someone to improve their appearance is a good thing. Helping a young lady get to a fit weight is a great gift. This is is just not achieved through criticism and statements. It comes from setting an example and taking that journey with them.
You look great Baby and You always did, I love you !
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
THIS IS THE STANDARD MESSAGE PROVIDED REGARDING DONATIONS TO A WALK FOR M.S. I am thinking of writing my own, just posting this because I was asked to.
Dear Friends and Family,
The National MS Society is kicking off Walk MS 2011. I am participating this year and I am hoping that you'll join me by making a contribution to support my effort to move us closer to a cure.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's mission is to create a world free of MS. They fund research and help people who live with MS lead more fulfilling lives. I believe in the work they do, and I invite you to see for yourself all the good they've done for the MS community. More than 450,000 Americans live with MS, and your support will make a difference in their lives.
Please help by making a donation - large or small - to help us move closer to a world free of MS. Or, why not join me on the day of the event? Become a participant and side by side, as teammates, we can work together to raise the funds to make a difference.
Whatever you can give will help! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
Click here to get to my personal page and make a secure, online donation
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