our ward put on an outstanding program for the young women and their mothers tonight. it's called Happy to be the REAL Me, and it emphasized the importance of eternal perspective on things like body image and worldly beauty. i was particularly struck with the brilliance of this book:i immediately hopped on Amazon and ordered myself (and my girls) a copy. i thought the presenters did and outstanding job of exposing the media "tricks" that effect our self esteem, showing the impossibility of living up to worldly ideas of beauty, and underscoring the idea the we are really daughters of our Heavenly Father, with experts from talks by Elder Holland and Sister Tanner.
as a woman, and a mother of girls, i hope to overcome my own negative issues and allow my daughters to become who they are intended to be, without being dragged down into the traps of self-pity that the world puts out for us, and that Satan hopes will distract us from our ultimate goals in life. i am thankful for my body and all that it enables me to do! I LIKE MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!