Ten years ago I decided to share my time with young girls that needed a Big Sister.
Today Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel is recognizing me along with other volunteers for our years of service. It’s been such a joy to be a part of this great organization and all they do – This year is their 100th year in Canada!
Though I was blessed with older siblings and friends who are like family I still felt the same self esteem issues that most girls experience today but I can’t imagine what they go through when social media is factored in.
Dove also has an amazing campaign with commercials that show young girls getting ready to partake in a sport and words are displayed beside their beautiful faces and hopeful eyes stating they won’t continue in their chosen sport and a percentage of them will quit because they’re not happy with their body image.
I’m making it my mission to let children know their worth and the beauty that lies within and shines through them all.
No one is born with self esteem issues. No one is born judgmental. These are all learned behaviors.
We can teach children how to be open-minded and accepting. Let’s make that the learned behavior.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to do all I can for Big Brothers Big Sisters and I’m looking forward to the next 10 years!