Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Redefining Beautiful

I know this is old news by now (last October), but I just read about it on the Misfit Cygnet.  I pretty much never watch tv, so I'm a little behind the times.

These cute girls in Texas go a day a week without makeup so they can learn to be beautiful without it and so others can see who they really are. (sorry, couldn't get it to embed)

I don't really have anything against makeup, unless you wear so much that I can't see you behind it, but I liked the point that these girls want to be beautiful for who they are, not for what they look like.

Why I'm Trying to Have a Voice

I was just thinking, I hope I don't sound preachy on this blog.  I've been trying to speak up more about what I believe lately and I understand it can sometimes make others feel like I'm judging or criticizing them.  The real point is, though, I think I want to speak up to show others who have similar thoughts and feelings that there is another agreeing voice out there!

Many of us sit back and allow things to happen in our communities because we think that's what everyone else wants, even when we personally don't think it's right.  When we really start talking, though, we find that there's still a good-sized group of people that actually agrees with us!  We're just afraid to speak up!

I hope to put my voice out there so people know what I believe and when it comes down to it, they can count on me for our common purpose.

I've also found in reading blogs that are even more conservative than mine, that there is an influence for good.  I could take some of the topics as preachy, but I can also feel inspired that other people have such high standards and I should improve myself, too.

Making My Home a Refuge from the Storm

Zion In the Midst of Babylon by David R. Stone was a really good article on making our homes a safe place for our families.  Now to be more diligent and better implement the ideas. . . .