Abundantly Authentic Workshop #2 was launched on April 16th, 2016! The theme of this workshop is “Ohh La La”.
Why that title and what does that mean? Well I am glad that you asked!
I would like to invite you all to Abundantly Authentic Workshop #2. I have brought us here together because I believe that as mothers it is our responsibility for us to be the best that we could be for our daughters. Not only is it important for us to be the best that we could be for them, but in order for that to happen we need to be the best that we could be for ourselves. For this to be possible we need to invest in ourselves by TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES. One of the ways that we can practice this is by being an example to our girls, and taking care of your physical exterior (doing things like getting our hair done, lotioning our skin, putting on chap stick, lipstick, lip-gloss etc., being mindful of what we are wearing. You gotta bring out your inner Beyoncé!
God has made you unique! He says in HIS word in Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s Handiwork”
Handiwork means: making things by hand, something that one has made or done; the synonym for handiwork is “creation, product, work, achievement”
You see God has made each and every one of us different, unique, and special! We just have to embrace it. I know that it is usually easier said than done, but that is why we need to practice doing these things. I am figuring that there are multiple ways, and another important thing is that we help each other and have friendships that enhance each other. We all have gifts and talents in different things so that is why it is important for us to connect and network.
Ladies, I would just like to take the time to let you know how special you are. And that you were made in GOD’S Image. Meaning you were made to be yourself and no one else.
As young ladies we want to do things to take care of ourselves, not only mentally, emotionally, but physically also. Taking care of our “shell” allows us to practice being the best person that we could be. You see when we look our best, we feel our best, and we can have the best attitude for the day. When we have great attitudes we can be the best friend, best student, best sister, and best daughter that we can be.
One of the ways that we can do this is by taking care of ourselves, our “shell”, our outside being. This is one of the ways that people can see that we value ourselves. The way that we can take care of our “shell” is by combing our hair, taking showers/bath, lotioning our skins, putting on chapstick, putting on clean clothes.
Take time to practice these things (you can always ask mom for help), but that is why we NEED to practice it, because we know that it does not come natural. But we all know the saying, practice makes perfect. Once you start doing these things as apart of your routine, it will just become natural for you.
I wanted the girls to have the opportunity to have these things to practice so we got to make our own lip gloss, soap, and facemasks.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and I hope that you are inspired to look at yourself and say “ooh la la”… LOL
Always remember…”Never get too comfortable, always keep GOD first”.