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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” Henry Ward Beecher

     I love clothes.  Right now, I'm incredibly limited in the amount of clothes I can wear.  If I'm not planning on seeing anyone or going out of my house, it tends to just be my pajamas.  However, I still love to put together cute outfits of from the limited selection of maternity clothes I've been able to procure so far.

 I don't have any pictures of my pregnant that aren't belly shots.  I'll work on that.  :)

     Isn't is wonderful that we have clothes and don't have to run around nakey in the freezing cold weather?  During the warmer months I know we all like to shed a few layers, but I'm glad that we have coverings to shield the world from seeing everything.  Some might be alright with showing a little extra skin, but I'm all for keeping what I got a secret.  My beliefs and standards have always given me the boundaries to stay within to keep myself modest and I greatly appreciate that.  Last month, during Activity Days (it's where the group of girls in the church between the ages of 8-11 get together once to twice a month and have lessons and activities suited to them), we had a lesson on Modesty.  I was so pleased with these girls and how they really felt the need to keep themselves covered and understood what it meant to be modest.  In the activity I brought some magazines for girls their age and we also had some church magazines at our disposal, to cut out pictures of modest clothing.  Looking for magazines at the store I was a little frustrated.  More of them were covered with women dressing too provocatively.  You can agree or disagree with me on this, but my personal opinion is that if a garment you are wearing is showing any part of your body, then the message you are giving people is, "I want you to be able to see this part of me."  If you are wearing something low cut or that comes up high, you are decidedly giving people permission to look, stare, and/or gawk.  My philosophy is don't give them the opportunity to make you feel like an object and wear clothes that fit and cover.  Rant over.  :)

I'm thankful for Clothes because they keep me covered and warm and secure and modest.

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