Monday, November 12, 2012

Life is like a football game

Here is my talk from YWIE Bowl 2012-

1st down- accomplishing good goals like Personal Progress
Cheerleaders and fans in the stand- fans in life, your extended family and friends
Touchdown- Getting to the temple (You don’t want to go just once. You want to continuously feeling the joy and score the points!)
Penalties- Sometimes we need to repent, reassess our life. Just because we get a penalty does not mean that the game is over or a lost cause!
Referee- Sometimes our penalties might be big enough that we need to have the ref help us get back on track and correct those penalties.
Coaches- The Young Women leaders, parents, seminary teachers, and Sunday school teachers that you have will teach and coach you on how to live the best life. They’ve been playing the game for longer so they know the ins and outs better, what plays work better, and how to get to the end zone more efficiently.
Offense- You are the offense. You have control over that ball and decide where to take it.
Defense- There are things and people out there trying to keep you away from the touchdown. They are willing to drag you down in the mud and grass in order to make sure that you do not achieve the ultimate goal of getting to the temple.
The team- You will always have teammates, YW friends, in this game of life with you. Be loyal to them. Help block for them so that they can get further down the field.
Time outs and half-time- Sundays, They are the moments when we get to take a break and evaluate how we are doing and if we need to adjust our course
Ball- goals, need to have them in order to make progress

YWIE Bowl 2012

Our Young Women in Excellence was last month and our theme was football. We tie-dyed shirts a few weeks before for their jerseys. Most of our inspiration was from Go Forward with Faith and A Little Crafting.

Our program-
After the opening song and prayer, the young women leaders did a cheer. Then each young woman was announced for the starting line-up and ran through a banner they made. Then the YW huddled up and said the Young Women's theme. The YW leaders gave pep talks on how life is like a football game and how the young women's value help us "practice" for eternal life. Then we had the "game" where each young women had the opportunity to share what they did for their project. Then we watched a slideshow of pictures from the year. The girls received their super bowl rings (ring pops) for winning the game and the bishop and a counselor from the stake YW spoke as well.

We had concessions available afterwards- nachos, peanuts, football brownies, etc.

Each young women took home a playbook. The playbook contained a summary of each girl's project and what they learned. It was printed on football scrapbook paper and the girls each had a football position and named their play.