|It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it can be a problem!|
These past few weeks I've been really paying attention to where my mind has been during prayers. The church we attend is pretty small. Many of the women wear ankle-length skirts, especially the married or older women. About half of the women choose to wear a headscarf and cover their hair. I don't and have never felt pressured to but some do and that's their thing.
Some of the younger girls, who are still in high school, about the enter their college years, however, push the envelope. And my mind has strayed to meow-meow thoughts about their choices:
That skirt is a little short, don'cha think? Meow.
Don't bend forward too far, Honey, you show a little too much that way. Mrreow.
Yikes! Polka dots and stripes... Really?! Mrrreow!
Ahem... You get the idea. Does all this make me a bad person? Well, hopefully not bad, but it does certainly put a spotlight on a weak spot!
|Clearly they're not quite to that stage of maturity quite yet!|
I've long been a mostly-jeans person and have been following a fairly new blog (she started this past year) by an awesome-looking gal who pledged to wear a skirt almost every day for a year, and she puts a cute picture on there too. Since I started watching her blog, I've also begun to try to "dress up" a little more when we go out.
(To be similarly inspired, head over to: A Year In Skirts or also take a look at Beauty Redefined - a group that is working to get people to be more aware of the ways images are presented in society and the damage that can do, especially to girls.)
|Getting ready to go out|
What better time is there to say a prayer for someone or work on strengthening my focus (including when I'm mentally dissected by children pulling on my legs or playing with my hair!)
And then, if I can find a tactful way to tell the girl, I quietly mention to them at coffee hour that maybe they should be careful about bending over too far in that outfit.
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