Hey Surprise! The finale of Deep Peeps is here! (and you thought it was over) I created 5 extra deep peeps for the exhibition on BYU campus. Also, there will also be an announcement coming soon of the winner of a deep peep inspired by one of you!
In celebration of International Women’s day, I decided to start with Julie Beck. I’ve admired Julie Beck for many years for her leadership and strength. She was the President for the largest women’s organization, the Relief Society, for 5 years. The Relief Society is the women’s organization started by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is involved in service projects and empowering women and families all over the world.
What I love about Julie Beck is that she spoke up about how women can be and should be a strength in the world, yet they don’t need to give up their feminine traits in exchange for power. The following is a quote from one of her most famous and most controversial speech.
“Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence; that is power.”
What is true influence and power? How can you be an influence in your everyday life?