Today’s “chick” entries we are highlighting are Praying Chick and Spa Chick. You can vote at the Happy First facebook page- go to “contests” on the left.
Anyone can pray. Prayer can be done by anyone of any faith. No special talent is needed, just a sincere heart. It can be done alone or in a group. Prayer is transforming. It can heal mentally and physically. It can give us a tremendous amount of peace and comfort. Prayer makes a difference!
As a mother and a Christian, I am called by God to pray for my child as well as others. I truly believe it is one of the best gifts that we can give our children. I started praying with other moms in a Mom In Touch group every week when my daughter was in grade school and continue to do so now that she is in college.
There is something incredibly powerful and beautiful when 2 or more are gathered together to pray. When Fern Nichols started Moms in Touch in 1984, the group consisted of just a few moms. Now there are groups in every state and in over 120 countries. We meet every week during the school year to lift up our children, their schools and the staff in prayer. As moms we support, nurture and offer encouragement to each other. We offer up praise, thanksgiving and requests. We laugh with each other as well as cry. We love our children unconditionally, and in this crazy sometimes scary world, we pour out our concerns before God knowing He will answer.
I could not be half the mother, wife, friend, daughter, etc if it were not for prayer. Praying helped me through the challenges of child rearing, family problems, illness, death, and even helped me keep my mouth shut a few times It comforted me during the times of 9/11, the Virginia Tech shooting and so many more! I have built everlasting bonds with many others who I love dearly and am incredibly thankful for.
My involvement in this prayer group inspired me to come up with the idea of “Praying Chick”. I believe it would look incredible over “praying hands”, and I know a lot of women who would love to wear it. My charity of choice is Moms In Touch, who’s vision is to have every school in the world covered by prayer, and I believe it can happen. Thank you very much for this opportunity.
SPA is about Wellness. SPA is actually the acronym for the Latin” Sanitas Per Agua” which simply means health thru water. Water is the most elemental building block in creating a lifestyle that pursues wellbeing.
SPA is about renewal of relationships. I love that we use spas and spa parties as a chance to connect with ourselves and those around us. There are so many great stories of girlfriends going together and sharing in the experience of restoration and revitalization. Couples often find that “spa-ing” together a wonderful renewal for their relationship. And most importantly when we think of spending time with ourselves spa treatments seem a perfect choice to rejuvenate without feeling alone.
SPA is about nurturing ourselves and others. The primary components of spa are things we incorporate every day without realizing it. For example when you offer a cup of hot herbal tea to a friend who is overwhelmed, it’s herbal therapy; when your child is grouchy and out of sorts so you run them a relaxing bath, it’s water therapy; when you give a hug to someone who is down, it’s touch therapy and when you wake your family up on the weekend with the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls and coffee, that my friends is aromatherapy.
A SPA CHICK is someone who takes an active role in her own vitality, enjoys joyful relationships, and cherishes themselves and those around them.
My Charity is the Tulsa Lindsay House who is dedicated to helping women and their children regain self sufficiency.
Spa Kamp Director
(Kelli is also a neuromuscular therapist in Tulsa)