How can someone really dislike leftovers? I get so excited when I know I have leftovers in the fridge. For me, that means I get a really yummy lunch without all of the hard work! I am not sure I have always enjoyed eating leftovers. Maybe it comes when you are the one who must put forth the effort to cook the food in the first place. Maybe only then do you realize how glorious leftovers really are. Check out my leftover lunches this week. Delicious!
I had one more coaches training this weekend. Fabulous women...and man! Oh my...a guy! This is our first GOTR-Iredell male coach! And he is k-o-o-l-cool! I am very excited for him and his team this season! Coaches training is so inspiring to me. We practice teaching some of the lessons that the coaches will do with the girls during the season...and it amazes me how relevant these messages are to people my age as well as these pre-adolescent girls. Take for example: body image. A whole day is devoted to discussing what it means to have a healthy body image. We ask the girls questions like:
"Why don't we all look alike?" and "What are some things/ideas/qualities and values we have on the inside?" and "How does it feel when you have positive thoughts about beauty in your head?"
We all have unique bodies and while we can work out and eat healthy, there isn't a whole lot we can do to change the basic way we look. What we can do is change the way we look on the inside. What are the things inside us that make us beautiful?
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I was just chatting with my good friend (and unofficial life coach) Brandy about a bible study group we used to attend together, and whether or not she was planning to do it with me this Fall. When I was looking at all the studies they offered, I was overwhelmed. There are so many different things I could work on. One of the coolest study options they have isn't a study at all. It is an opportunity to get out and serve in the community- Love in Action. While I was reading the descriptions, I realized that since I have started "working" for GOTR, I don't have many volunteer commitments in my life any longer. I think this may be the missing key for me right now. I need to get out of my own head, my own needs, my own worries- and I need to help others. I'm not sure what the group will be doing, but I love the idea of serving with a wonderful group of women and having the motivation and accountability to get out each week.
What things inside you make you feel beautiful?
In what ways do you serve your community and how does that make you feel?