“They were beautiful. They reminded me of dragonflies and how different we all are; different, yet beautiful in our own special way.
Come closer. This is what I heard the precious people saying…”
In her debut work of the Jourdan’s Journeys series, Patricia Lewis encourages children to exercise positive thinking through self-affirmation and scripture as a means to help overcome self-esteem and self-image challenges. Whether used individually or collectively, these tools are a great start for helping children view themselves as beautiful and wonderfully created.
On this journey, Jourdan wants to know: What do you say to yourself that reminds you of how beautiful and wonderfully created you are?
ON THE WRITING OF JOURDAN’S JOURNEYS: A DRAGONFLY’S JOURNEY TO STRONG SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-IMAGE
“For years, I placed my children in front of their bedroom and bathroom mirrors. I strategically positioned their bodies to the mirror and made them look at themselves directly in the eye (even if they didn’t want to). Then they repeated after me, “God made me… I am somebody… I am beautiful…”.
This debut work intertwines my mother’s words and sentiments with that of my own. While I have passed these forms of love down to my children, I do not believe it should stop in my home. It is my hope that other children and their families will find comfort in this type of medicine to help strengthen their self-esteem and self-image.
In the end, the real challenge of adversity is what you choose to believe and how you see yourself from the inside out.”
– Patricia E. Lewis
Jourdan’s Journeys:A Dragonfly’s Journey to
Strong Self-Esteem & Self-Image