Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Reasons to Pray: 1. It encourages others. 2. It reminds you of spiritual values. 3. It gives hope. 4. It helps you feel better. 5. It allows you to let go of situations. 6. It provides comfort. 7. It relaxes you and reduces anxiety. 8. It builds faith. 9. It deepens character. 10. It broadens your perspective. 11. It brings you closer to God. 12. IT WORKS!
Things to Pray For: 1. For a growing relationship with God. 2. For positive relationships with your family members. 3. For energy and enthusiasm for your work or career. 4. For wisdom to make right and wise decisions. 5. For your service to your community and/or church. 6. For the special needs of your family and friends. 7. For the spiritual lives of your church leaders and congregation. 8. For wisdom for our government leaders. 9. For the moral integrity of today’s young people. 10. For the safety of those serving in our armed forces. 11. For a lasting peace among peoples and nations. 12. For the opportunity to be a blessing to someone today.
So let me tell you a little something about this new aerie/american eagle campaign. Today I went to ae to get some desperately needed jeans. I loathe trying on clothes because they normally don’t fit how I want and pants that fit right are hard to find. But today, I got into that dressing room and saw this. The mirror says “The girl in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy.” Seeing this before I tried on my clothes made me start crying. I have gone through some real shit with bullying and hating my image and everything about me. I used to have a lot of trouble with self-confidence and had low self-esteem. But this company has made a difference because they’re not afraid to be real and show real women. They carry all sizes and even have the best fucking bras on earth. So as it turns out, I got in there, tried on pants, and they all fit! I was so glad to see this new campaign through the store. It was so uplifting, so I had to take a picture of that moment for whenever I’m feeling down. I can look at this picture and remember the feeling I had when I walked into that dressing room. I thought “wow this place is where I fit in, this is where I can get clothes that make me feel cute AND comfortable with my body.” It reminded me to love myself. Thank you aerie and american eagle. You are the ones girls should be looking up to.