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Good Afternoon Pearls!
Ms. T.K., Janis, Jennifer, and I are really proud of you Precious Pearls! We went down a journey of perfection. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Ms. Charita Cadenhead for coming out again and giving you her wisdom on being perfect. There is a difference in striving for excellence and trying to be perfect. In the Webster's Dictionary Perfection is defined as something that cannot be improved upon. Excellence is defined as valuable quality. We all need improvements, but being yourself is the best improvement of all. Trying your best is how we strive for excellence is the value and quality you build in yourself. In the words of Ms. Charita "No matter how you look at it, your very BEST is your perfection (even with its flaws.)" Continue to work on being yourself!!!!
We also discussed self-esteem. Here are some key pointers to remember.
What is ‘self‑esteem’?
We all hear about the value of high self-esteem and that people with poor self-esteem tend to experience problems in life, but what exactly is self-esteem? Here are some definitions:
- How we value ourselves – our self-worth
- Our attitude to ourselves – how happy we are with the type of person we are
- Our ability to manage difficult situations
- Our confidence in our own abilities
- How we see ourselves in our community and society – how we compare ourselves to others, and connect with those around us
- High self-esteem can mean we are comfortable with who we are. People with high self-esteem often have the confidence to influence decisions, to express their individuality and to find success in life.
- Low self-esteem means that we do not value our true worth. This can lead to feeling helpless and not being in charge of our lives, even feeling resentment or blaming others. Those with low self-esteem are unlikely reach their full potential in life.
The cost of low self‑esteem
With low self-esteem, we often fail to recognize what we do achieve and feel good about it. Having low self-esteem costs us a lot.
- Low self-esteem can make us feel excluded and disconnected from society
- It can make us want to surrender our individuality and conform to stereotypes
- It can make us feel we can’t handle life’s challenges or feel like a miserable failure
- It can lead to depression, destructive behavior, self-harming, eating disorders or alcohol/drug abuse
|Posted on September 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Good Afternoon Pearls!
You are indeed Precious Pearls! In group we heard a response from one of the Pearls that she would like to grow to be a better person. Growth means change, and change can be challenging. But, in order to grow you must go through change. This week we talked about decisions and finance. T.K., Janis, and I want you to really focus in this area. We make over 50 decisions each day from what to wear to what to eat. Sometimes simple decisions are the hardest. It is important to remember that taking action and reacting are two different concepts. Taking action means making a plan to do something positive. Reacting can have negative consequences. For example: "reacting to situations that could result in getting you into trouble, peer pressure, letting others make decisions for you, or making snap decisions." Seeking counsel from GOD First and then some one you trust (i.e. parent, a friend with good judgement, a mentor, etc.) will help you figure out the right decision to make. Here is a recap of the four types of decisions we discussed:
- No Decision – Letting others decide what you will do.
- Snap Decision – A quick choice you make with no consideration of the result.
- Pressured Decision–Letting others pressure you into making a decision which could result into making a snap decision and negative consequences
- Responsible Decision – Considering others (Not only me) and your future (Not only now) when you make a decision.
Ms. T.K. taught you about the everyday life decisions your parents and other adults have to make. These decisions result in providing shelter, food, clothing, privileged amenities (cell phone, cable, computer, shopping, etc.), health insurance, transportation, taking care of children, etc. These are the decisions you will be faced with as an adult.
3 Things to Remember:
- Continue to walk in confidence knowing that you are precious, loved, smart, beautiful, talented, and skillful.
- The decisions you make whether they are no decision, snap decision, pressured decision, or responsible decision can result in good or bad consequences.
- Value those things that are worth your time, and discard those things that are not.
Welcome to our new Precious Pearls!!!
Kori Johnson, Kristen Johnson, MacKenzie Harris, Makaiya Harris, Joslyn Brown
Keep Striving for Excellence!!!
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Meet Miss Tori! Tori is our Pearl of the Week. She loves art and dance. She wants to be an actress and a teacher when she grows up. As a Precious Pearl of Promise she has developed a building her self-esteem. Tori is working on ways to build strong team building skills, and with Precious Pearls of Promise she has built phenomenal relationships with her fellow sisters. Tori is our Pearl of the Week!
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Meet Miss Jemiah! Jemiah is our Pearl of the Week. She is an observer and laid back. She loves sports and music. She plays the flute and is teaching herself how to play the guitar. As a Precious Pearl of Promise she has developed a strong communication skills. Jemiah is working on ways to set boundaries and be a trendsetter, and with Precious Pearls of Promise she has developed her motivation skills with her fellow sisters. Jemiah is our Pearl of the Week!
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Thought of the Day-Communication! The Pearls learned in today's session the different ways to communicate, resolve conflict, and debate intelligently. Many thanks to our speaker Ms. Jamika Kirk, Program Manager for UAB Cancer Care Network for volunteering her time today!
As young ladies we can be emotional, but there are ways we can use these emotions in a positive manner. It is imperative that we learn the different ways of communication including not bottling up our emotions. When we bottle up our emotions we are as a volcano in the pre stages of eruption. Then when we erupt it's hard to take back words and actions. Effective communication helps build healthy relationships with friends and family. Learning how to set boundaries and appreciate those boundaries will help those in your circle understand who you are and shed some light on the person you are to become.
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Meet Miss Melody a native of Birmingham, AL is working towards developing her leadership skills. Since being at Precious Pearls of Promise she has blossomed into a wonderful leader. She is outgoing, always willing to help, and is welcoming to all our new pearls. She is very stylish and has a passion for fashion!. Melody is our Pearl of the week!