As an adult I look back and think of the countless, wasted, and silly tears and overflows of emotion spent dwelling on "being a girl". Good golly, God designed me to be a girl so I should embrace this. I wish this realization hit me when I was a child but I think in the late seventies & early eighties, this was the mentality.
Now to discuss the root and inspiration for this blog, "personal hygiene products", "sanitary napkins", or whatever your Momma called them to you. How many people remember the terrible, long, and embarrassing commercials for female products that came on when your Father, parents, younger siblings, or friends were sitting in the living room watching a family show? Come on, did your shoulders tense? Did your head shake? Did you just bust out laughing? I'm sure you had some response.
These commercials were my nemesis as a teen, as if figuring out who I was wasn't difficult enough, I have to see torpedo pads on the television screen absorbing blue liquid, seriously? Some of you are laughing because I obviously have post sanitary napkin stress disorder. But really, what if we had a commercial like the one below to advertise the same products. This is the commercial of this day and age, check it out and then join me for the rest of the blog. If you don't watch this short commercial, you'll miss the point.
"Your heart will be where your treasure is...
First of all, this commercial inspires me and encourages me, and young girls to embrace being a girl and the best they can be. Do you know who shared this commercial with me the first time? My teen daughter! Rather than being ashamed or discouraged for being female, she recognizes the blessing and gift her design is.
May we remember the very little girls who gave it all while we are able, imagine all we could accomplish...it ends with "Why can't 'run like a girl' also mean win the race?"
Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs,
This quote and Bible verse transitions me to another fight, a "fight like a girl" that exemplifies this thinking. If you or a loved one has battled breast cancer, your perception of this phrase is strength, endurance, perseverance, and love. Let's start today to "fight like a girl" in everything we do ~ with these same amazing qualities while we can enjoy and live life to the fullest. Rather than bury them as we get older or wait until the fight of our life - live each day as a girl...if for no other reason than God made you one and you should be proud!
Share this with the girls in your life who might need the reminder..
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323