I had a wonderful time celebrating with my sisters Dorothy and Heidi this past month. I am amazed at how much good we manifest when we are together – so much magic and promise and creativity. I tend to believe that these attributes are present all year and am glad that the holiday season allows more folks to express them more freely.
Certain environments allow us to really let our spirit be fully honored and celebrated. The trick is to create as many of these ‘spaces’ and ‘places’ for ourselves!
One such place that is doing a fabulous job of building the strength of spirit for girls is the Girls Athletic Leadership School. Imagine walking into your jr high school and seeing words like power, flexibility, balance, focus, and motivation as the mantras on the wall. (I am not sure I had even talked about those words until college during an anatomy class about muscles and force!)
Well for 120 middle school girls in Denver this type of school setting is a reality every day! I got to visit the school and the energy was fabulous. They have been through their first three months of school and by all accounts the program is having a positive impact and being received with excitement by the parents and students involved.
At Dorothy’s 50th birthday party I read this pledge that was hand written on the wall at the Girls Athletic Leadership School as we were all sharing words that tribute my sister and her art and life. Now re-reading it, I thought it also could serve as a New Year’s resolution. Enjoy and feel free to post an additional pledge statement!