Today, I presented self-esteem workshops for teen-age girls and women living in the shanty community. The self-esteem activity included each person drawing their hand on a sheet of paper and writing one positive comment about themselves on each finger. It was joyful to witness the smiles on each of their faces as they shared with the group their five positive comments about themselves.
We share Psalms 139:14. The women began to express with confidence that they were special and beautifully made. Two women tightly hug and encouraged one another with positive comments. I watched a mother embrace her daughter with tears in her eyes as she said "I am proud that the Lord blessed you my daughter."