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Friday, September 14, 2007

Stand Out

Today Olivia is having a pep rally in school. That means it's "blue and gold day". She awoke this morning and donned her blue and gold Greenville Trojans T-shirt. She wore a pair of blue jeans. She even had blue socks. As she was getting dressed, she told me that she had no idea what a pep rally was. I explained that the whole school assembles in the gym and cheers for (in this instance) the football team.

"Mom, you mean we all cheer together?"
"Yep."
"But I don't know the football team."
"Well, that's okay, it's just fun to show school spirit. You'll have a good time because you'll get to be all excited and make a lot of noise."
"But I don't want to cheer just because everybody else is cheering."
"Good for you Olivia. You don't have to cheer if you don't want to."

...how often do we "jump on the bandwagon" of life, or "go with the flow", or do things just because everyone else is doing it?

Today -- Be an Individual.



And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
-Romans 12:2

9 comments:

Pat said...

What a great post! I need to have Olivia as my ghost writer - she seems to have far more insight then I do. A little child shall lead them....
Love that picture too!

KayMac said...

Ahhh, wonderful post!

Sara said...

perfect!

another individual in a sea of ordinary said...

I love it. Go Olivia! Shes definatly going to be an individual! Thats GREAT!

Margie said...

Go Miss O!!

Mrs. Mac said...

She's my kind of gal! Go Olivia! Rah, rah, ... make your own music in life. She's going to go far and not be pressured by her peers (let's hope).

Margie said...

Deb, email at christdrivenmom@yahoo.com

Jada's Gigi said...

good for Olivia! :) She looks very cute in the above pic with Brillo man...:)

Deborah and Sally said...

Amen, I LOVE that !!
Deborah