Executive Committee (Bottom L-R) Tracy Rocco and Deb Bowman
(Top L-R) Theresa Rusbosin, Jean Calabrace, Barbara Baldwin, and Traci Naugle
These last several months have been interesting to say the least with the pandemic. We have all made sacrifices to flatten the curve and to beat this virus down. I am confident that it will be in our past soon and we can get back some normalcy in our lives. As many of you know, we are faced with restrictions and guidelines on how we are meeting as a group in person. I, along with my board, are keeping up to date with that changes. We are doing our best to find the best solutions for all of us with the most important aspect of keeping us all healthy. I ask that you all be patient with us while we strive to find ways to navigate through this journey. Together we can do anything!! #becauseofBPW
I am sure that you are aware of our local theme this year, “BE(E) A BETTER YOU”. With this theme, I would like to focus on ways of how to better or enrich our lives. When we feel better about ourselves, our overall being, our life becomes better. There are many ways I hope to incorporate this into our club throughout the year by doing activities, through our featured speakers, and with our fellowship. Together we make one another better. I am an example of this. Since I became of member of LBPW, I have grown in so many ways and I am becoming a better version of myself. I credit this to the relationships I have fostered through our club. We are so blessed to have extraordinary women who do extraordinary things. Kindness is so prevalent within our club and we ooze with it. I want to expand upon that a little. We are so kind to each other, but are we always kind to ourselves? I know that I am not. Sometimes I get down on myself for some trivial things. I must change this to “BE(E) A BETTER ME”. I need to tell myself to stop, challenge and focus. Stop…the negative thought, Challenge…myself to find a positive, and Focus…to incorporate that positive into my life. We do not need negativity and we need to learn to be better to remove it entirely from our lives. My goal for us, for me, for you, is that when you look into the mirror, you see the beautiful, strong, amazing woman that I see. I know that together through our sisterhood of LBPW we can do this. To get you started on your journey to “BE(E) A BETTER YOU” I have two suggestions to help you get started. First, write a gratitude list. It is difficult to feel down when you spend a moment appreciating how lucky you are. Second, live life with less. Focus on the important things and let the rest go. (it is so freeing to do!)
Onward and upward…here we go.
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