Dear Virtue,

1.30.2012

Yesterday at church we talked about virtue which got me to thinking just how important it is. Virtue leads to a power and confidence. It helps women to feel strong with who they are and comfortable in their own skin.

Think back... When have you felt most uncomfortable or lacking in confidence? Is it when you wore a shirt that was too low cut or a skirt that was too short? Was it when you put on a face that was different than who you were so you could fit in with the people around you? There are so many things going on around us today that we, as women, need to stand up for something more.

"I truly believe that one virtuous young woman or young man, led by the Spirit, can change the world, but in order to do so, we must return to virtue... Now is the time to set our course and focus on the finish. A return to virtue must begin individually in our hearts and in our homes." - Sister Dalton


There are three levels at which we compromise our virtue.
1. Tolerate
2. Accept
3. Embrace

We need to draw the line early. Yesterday I decided I will not even TOLERATE the things that compromise my virtue, my power, and my confidence. Virtue is important and includes so many parts of life. It includes modesty, dating, integrity, and confidence to name a few parts. Virtue is moral excellence.

"The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity." -Sister Nadauld

What woman will you be?

Here are two printables for you.


Love,
Deidre
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