Raising Up Ladies and Gents…(oh yeah, and athletes!) UPWARD 2008 BEGINS!

January 3, 2008 at 11:16 pm 4 comments

Little girls getting ready to cheer, all shapes, sizes, confidence levels, and personalities.  I love it.  I love that the girls are encouraged to be cheerleaders, and ladies, all at the same time.  I love that there is no pressure.  Just learning and fun and even talk about Jesus…being a light to the world, the ultimate cheerleaders, encouragers.

Melissa did a great job tonight, as we all knew she would.  So enthusiastic and with such fresh energy.  I love that she encouraged the girls to relax, have fun, and be modest/appropriate.  Those CAN go together!  We have such a fun time.  God picked the right person for the job!

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You know, off topic here a bit, but I have to give two thumbs up to our schools principle on this one, too.  I was told that in a staff preparation meeting, he said to the school staff, “I DON’T want to see none of the ‘FOUR B’s’ from anybody…and if you can’t figure that out, ask somebody.  I’m sure you’ll figure it out.” 

Someone specified, in case you are struggling:  (b*utts, b*oobs, b*ellies, or b*reasts…[the astriks are a feeble attempt try to reduce spam on this post.]).  His short and creative request made a big impact from what I’ve heard and seen.  

Of course, we all know it has to do with fit and posture and a host of other non-verbals and intents, but if you want a place to start, that’s a good guide for professionalism and working with people in a non-threatening, safe environment.   It’s great to live in a community where those thing are increasing in value over time.

Girls can be fun and encouraging without being sensual and thoughtless.   (Lord, come quickly… before my daughter’s teenage years!)

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Pictured:  Pom Poms when they first come out of the pack.  Ugh. 

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Separating pom poms. 

Our third year, and it’s still getting into the heart of me.  THAT’S JUST AWESOME!

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Entry filed under: Everyday, Female, Learning, Upward Sports.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Stacey  |  January 4, 2008 at 7:58 am

    I am going to miss being a part of Upward this year. We have just enough on our plates this year, that I think we would be spread too thin with anything else. I’m trying to emphasize that early on so that we do not have big problems with it later when more activities arise.

    I am guilty of wearing what is trendy in the past but over the past several years… I have come to truly appreciate modest and even age-appropriate clothing. I am so excited to have some new clothes on the way from JJill. I love the look of the clothes… stylish, yet modest (for the most part.)

    I also am so sad by how difficult it is to find clothing for my 6 year old that looks like what a 6 year old should wear. There is only one company that I can regularly go to without having to search things out. So sad. 😦

  • 2. Kim V  |  January 4, 2008 at 8:01 am

    I only had time to quickly scan through this post but will definitely come back later and dive into it!!! Wonderful points from what I read and something EVERYONE need to be aware of. HIGH FIVE TO YOU MAGGIE!!!!!!!

  • 3. L.P.  |  January 4, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Modesty is a beautiful thing for a woman to wear! I agree, “Maggie”!

  • 4. touchofglory  |  January 6, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Hey! Check out the Motivation for Mom’s at CWO online today. You’ll definitely appreciate it – I did!

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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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