My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weekend Run Down

I've been a Girl Scout leader for nearly 8 years now. It's been a wonderful experience and we still have a troop of more than 10 young ladies in their teens that want to make a difference in the world - and all the while, I get to walk along side them as they make strides to do just that which moves their hearts to action. What a blessing it has been to watch these young girls BEcome such wonderful pillars in their community. I am so proud of them. I am so blessed.

Each Monday, the national Girl Scout blog I follow posts a "Weekend Run Down" report. They post about all that has happened on the business side of Girl Scouting as well as all the wonderful things that "girls" around the nation have done to earn various leadership awards in scouting.

I thought about that tonight and thought how great all of our lives would be if we did the same. If each of us posted our "Weekend Run Downs" about all that is great in our lives and all the great things that happened in our experience of our life. Even those that don't blog. Maybe you just want to journal it or tell it to God. Sometimes speaking out loud is the first great step in manifesting greatness for yourself (and others). Sometimes you need to stop and reflect to "get it" -- really get it. Sometimes seeing the DOING helps you BEcome an even more beautiful you.

How can it not work, really.

In a post I wrote much earlier this year, I quoted from the RED campaign. It still is my favorite of all of their quotes -- RediscoveRED -- "Rediscover you. Admire yourself more often. You are as beautiful as your heart remembers." Maybe in the "rundown" we can rediscover and admire and reflect and remember. Not just how beautiful the moment(s) was/were, but how beautiful we were IN the moment.

This past weekend (which came to a close for me yesterday as I had four days off), brought about rest, fun with family, snuggles, laughs, adventure, a sense of completion and organization, silliness and the realization that Christmas is full of excitement because of one thing and one thing only -- people trying to show other people how much they mean to each other. Each year, my youngest daughter (Caroline) signs her Christmas Family Memory Book page with "I love my family". However it is that you define "your family", I bet your Weekend Rundown includes lots and lots of ways that you seized the moment of Christmas and it meant a great deal to you...and them.

1 comment:

  1. Dad has been asking for GS chocolate mint cookies. I don't think they go o n sale til February. Got any idea where I could find a box from 2010?