Friday, May 22, 2009

Thought of the day

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes that it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~Maya Angelou

Just like the caterpillar goes through major changes within the surroundings of the Chrysalis before she becomes the beautiful butterfly, we also go through changes within ourselves throughout the course of our life. It is sometimes hard for us to see or admit the changes that we have gone through to achieve our own beauty. Those changes may have come about as a result of negative behavior whether brought on by ourselves or the effects of someone elses negative behavior. Or they may have come about from failing a test or losing a race. Each experience that we have helps us achieve the beauty that lies within. The way we view that beauty all depends on our attitudes.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Woman's Lifeline

Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen
Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella
Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an "ugly duckling" ("Mom I can't go to school looking like this today!")
Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she's going out anyway.
Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she's going out anyway.
Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too think, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but says, "At least I am clean", and goes out anyway.
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am what I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: she looks at herslef and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: She looks at herslef and see wisdom, laughter, and ability and goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look, just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the worldl

Moral: Maybe we should all grab that purple hat a little earlier.

Taken from the book "Daughters of God" M. Russell Ballard

Friday, May 1, 2009

The WOMAN Challenge/Legacy Walk for Beauty Kick off event

(If you would please add this post to your blogs, that would be very helpful!!!)
I have joined with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health in celebrating National Women's Health Week. On May 9, 2009 at 9:30 A.M. The Beauty Within Foundation will hold The Legacy Walk for Beauty where women in the community will be able to kick off The WOMAN Challenge and walk their way to better health both inside and out.

National Women's Health Week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women's health. The theme for National Women's Health Week 2009 is "It's Your Time." During the week, families, health organizations, businesses, communities, the government and individuals come together to raise awareness about women's health issues and educate women about simple steps they can take for a longer, healthier and happier life.

The Legacy Walk for Beauty will kick off The WOMAN Challenge, an eight week online physical activity program. It will be held along the Legacy walkway that borders the Legacy highway starting at the Farmington frontrunner station. This event is free to the public!
I am also still collecting items to go in wellness bags for cancer patients at The Huntsman Cancer Institute. I am looking for donations of the following items: Travel size hand sanitizer, Travel size lotion, nail clippers, Clear nail polish & any other pampering items. Hope to see you there!