Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Penelopes

For Young Women's last night, I had my Miamaid class over to my house. We ate pizza and watched the movie Penelope. All summer long the girls have been busy going to camp, youth conference, weeding the stake garden, serving spaghetti to the ward, and such, so last night was a kickback night to relax and hopefully learn something.

There were a few scenes in the movie I didn't care for (the stereotypical mean mother, beer drinking and such), but this Hollywood movie had a great inspirational message for young women...actually for young men as well. It's theme targets those who feel as though they don't quite measure up to others. It's about learning to love yourself for who you are. It doesn't matter if you have the snout or ears of a pig, your life is what you make of it. You can stay in your room hiding your flaws from the world, or you can venture out and experience life.

And guess what happens once you take a chance? You might find that your flaws are not as big of a deal as you thought they were. In fact, maybe your flaws are what makes you shine above the crowd.

Because Penelope learns this vital lesson, I told my girls they are Penelopes. They are beautiful young women--as all young women are--who Heavenly Father loves dearly. Accept yourself for who you are and take a chance by working on your dreams. Who knows they could come true. They did for this Penelope.


  1. Great message, I think my 14 year old needs to see this movie, heck I need to see this movie LOL!

  2. It is a fun movie. I saw it the first time with my daughter. I hope you enjoy it.



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