Youth group is tonight and I am so excited!!! It is always a challenge to present lessons to the girls in a way that makes them excited, and with Modesty as a topic, I knew I needed help!!! The original idea was to take them to the mall and have them choose something that in their eyes seemed immodest. Then they would have time to go and make it into something modest. Like a t-shirt under spaghetti straps, a jacket or shrug over no sleeves, or spaghetti straps. To teach them how to make any fashion work to fit.
Well then I found this poem today...and it fits PERFECT!!!!
How I appear to others rests entirely on me,
Whether good or bad, clean or not, whatever they may see,
By always dressing modestly, I'll show the world that I
Have self-respect and self-esteem and hold my head up high.
It's hard to shun the trendy clothes that those around me wear,
But I make Father proud of me when I dress like I care.
My parents and my teachers say that clothes are like a sign,
My clothing tells the world what I would have them think inside.
The clothes I wear around each day should show the best of me.
I'll show I'm trying hard to be the girl that I should be.