Sunday, in Relief Society, Sister Brown gave the most wonderful lesson. She reminded us that Valentine's Day is upon us soon. We usually think of other people on that day, but she thought that we deserved to think about ourselves and remind ourselves why we love us.
She had many quotes to share reminding us of why we are all incredible. But I must admit my favorite part were the statistics she gave:
~The average woman in the United States is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds.
~Out of 20,000 women, only 8 of those are super models. They average 5'11" tall and weigh 117 pounds (YUCK! I haven't weighed that since 9th grade).
~If Barbie were human, she would have to crawl around on all fours because she is so misproportioned.
~All photos nowadays in magazines are airbrushed...nobody (except for those 8 super models that are really sickly skinny) looks that good in real life.
~Marilyn Monroe was a size 14!
So, with that rolling, I am sure every woman in the room started to feel better about themselves and it was easier to take in the lesson. As the lesson came to a close, Audrey gave each of us a card and asked us to write "I Love Me Because..." and told us to complete the sentence.
I am going to encourage each of you, my amazing friends, to comment here and do the same! Share the love!!!!
(I made a scrapbook page using her idea using pictures of myself during a time in my life when I was satisfied with my looks...I'm working to get back to that look again. i.e. the longer hair, the smoother skin, no saddlebags).