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 Thank you for your thoughts on yesterday’s post.  I asked,  How do you empower girls to deal with mean spirited comments, demeaning or belittling words?  Some of my favorite quotes from your comments: From Kelley:   I tell my girls to do their best to use kindness in return, and Try another Southern thing and say […]

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Stacy Uncorked - August 15, 2012 - 12:01 pm

What an awesome shot! :)

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Molly - August 15, 2012 - 1:28 pm

How would you empower a young girl to be resiliant against such negativity? I think the answer to this developing a strong self confident streak and bringing them up in a ‘can do’ environment rather than the opposite. Personally I think this applies to boys in this day an age more so than girls. I think the messages to girls at school is very much ‘can do’ whereas I feel that boys have rather been forgotten about.

I love this image by the way…. this is a very beautiful and atmospheric picture.


emily - August 15, 2012 - 2:55 pm

I did read the post from yesterday, and wanted to comment, but it’s a really tough situation, I kept coming up blank.

Cindy P - August 15, 2012 - 4:38 pm

What GORGEOUS light. Great, great photo.

I think the best way to empower a young girl against negativity is to flood every aspect of her life with love and positivity. Let her know that no matter what people say about her that she is beautiful and precious and loved. And that what God thinks of her is really the only opinion that matters. That and when someone says something that’s not so nice it isn’t necessarily true about her but rather it shows how not nice the person saying it is.

Princess @ Princess Soukup Blog - August 15, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Hi Miss Patty,

I read the card you sent to my mommy and I wanted to see your blog. I have a blog too but sometimes I forget to do it. I like your pretty picture. I will see you soon!

Love, Maggie

becky @ farmgirl paints - August 15, 2012 - 7:48 pm

beautiful picture girl. tried to comment yesterday and it didn’t work. just left one now. big hugs!

Diane - August 16, 2012 - 2:16 pm

When I raised my daughter I told her to treat others as she would like to be treated. Basically, kill them with kindness. It worked. She is now a fabulous mother herself and treats all around her with kindness. Meanness will only come back to haunt a person.

Heather - August 16, 2012 - 2:56 pm

That is some gorgeous light Love the flare!

Elena - August 16, 2012 - 4:05 pm

That is a gorgeous picture! Great sun flare! Those quotes are very beautiful and true!

Ellie - August 16, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Oh this is an awesome shot – just got to love that light :))

Carol - August 16, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Fantastic photography ~ am awed by the light ~ (A Creative Harbor)

bon bon - August 16, 2012 - 5:42 pm

wow, you just gave me a few beautiful moments with this image. thank you. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - August 16, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Such a beautiful picture today!

Karen - August 16, 2012 - 9:43 pm

The light in your photo is just so beautiful!

Elaine A. - August 16, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Absolutely gorgeous photo!

Pat - August 17, 2012 - 2:52 am

Stunning shot!

Nancy - August 17, 2012 - 11:00 am

An inspiring photo, Patty. Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week.

deb duty - August 19, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Oh Wow! That is some gorgeous light!!

tara - August 22, 2012 - 2:32 am

what a gorgeous picture of the sun beaming down on earth. BEAUTIFUL.

There’s always a balance in teaching our daughters to turn the other cheek and also teaching them to take up for themselves……My daughter is only 5 and I’ve got two sons ahead of her…boys are a little different than these girls. :)

I want her to love well…but I also want her to be strong take up for herself in a Godly manner but also know when to walk away….

Liz - August 24, 2012 - 3:29 pm

What absolutely gorgeous light!!

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