Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time Out For Women

My friend Jill and I abandoned our families this weekend to attend Time Out for Women in Richmond.  It was so lovely!  For those who are unaware, Time Out for Women is a program sponsored by Deseret Book.  It is a traveling women's conference full of excellent speakers and musical performances.  We ate our weight in chocolate, talked until the wee hours of the morning, came back a little bit tired, and of course perfect mother's and wive's.  I, for one, stayed perfect for at least 15 minutes.  Obviously, I consider that a fantastic success. If I may brag for a moment,  my sweet husband  managed not only to keep the children alive and healthy, but the house and yard was immaculate when I got home.  I actually thought about him at least once while I was gone when I saw this sign for a hot dog named the SCOTTZILLA!
The theme of the conference was to BECOME our best selves. We were encouraged to pick something we want to improve and become that person!  Although all of the presenters were incredible and I took something from each of their messages,  my favorite talk was given by a woman named Merrilee Boyack.  Using the letters BECOME U, she gave examples of women in history who succeeded in their life's mission.  She used each letter to represent an important principle that we were encouraged to implement in our life.  I want to share her thoughts with you.
  B=Be Bold
With God by your side you can accomplish anything, so be fearless!
              E=Eternally Minded
Reject Satan's message of worldliness and look at the big picture!
We are daughter's of the most creative being in the universe. A desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
               O=Outward Focused
If we are complaining about our life it is because we are only thinking about ourselves.
Turn your hearts and will to the Lord.
Ask for inspiration and do what the Lord asks you to do each day!
Be yourself! Do not compare or try to change who you are!

Can you see why I came home so PERFECT!!!  I truly am grateful for the opportunity I had to attend and I hope I can implement much of what I learned.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Glad you got to go and your house didn't burn down :)! I love the Scottzilla!!