So, hey y’all!
I know I was gone last week, but I’m feeling much better and ready to give you another recap of A Look in the Mirror, weeks 3 and 4.
During Week 3, we talked about our emotions and reactions to the things that happen around us. We played a little game of charades, where we examined what our emotions look like in action. We talked about times that made us feel that way and discussed how to work through our emotions.
We also talked about perception vs. reality. People will tell you that you are something that you’re not. Ugly. Fat. Stupid. But the beautiful thing about living life is that we make our own realities. Who cares what people say about us?! As long as we know who we are…we’ll be just fine. The girls made affirmations that remind them of exactly who they are.
This is most likely my favorite week so far. We talked about self confidence and our worth. I asked each girl to discuss their worth and how that relates to the people we choose to surround ourselves with. All class we sat in a circle of positivity, so that we have can an honest discussion and so that we can see each other when we’re talking.
We talked about some tough stuff: school, bullying, confidence. We also did the work. We discussed what confidence means to us. Each girl talked about what negative and positive impacts their friends have on them. This allows us to really analyze who we’re surrounded by and how they affect our lives.
We ended class by sharing positive thoughts about each other. Each girl stood in the middle of the circle and was given positive thoughts by the others who remained outside of the circle. Admittedly, I had no plans on participating myself. I felt like this was an activity for my girls, but they encouraged me to participate. After a terrible work week and stressful home week (our home needs MAJOR repair after the hurricane) it was nice to hear such positive things from them.
This program has rejuvenated something in me that my regular work doesn’t allow: freedom to feel. As adults we’re told to swallow our feelings, to keep it moving, to keep pushing and to keep making money, but following my dreams and having something to give to these girls has given me a joy that I cannot describe.
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