I think this is the story Deenie Wimmer reported on KSL TV which she headlined
somewhat like "You can change the world by changing your words." I
searched for a link on KSL.COM to try to see the whole story; I only caught the
end of it, without success.I agree with Deenie's comment; with this
addendum: "You can also change yourself by changing your words; i.e.
choosing your words carefully. Changing the world begins with changing
yourself."I am grateful for those youth who remember to say
'thank you', or are able to converse freely and pleasantly with us of
the older generation--and without the vulgar expressions common among so
many--youth and adults alike. Like the closing of the gender divide expressed in
this young men's video, wonderful things happen when the generation gap is
Thanks for reporting this lovely story, and thanks for providing the direct
YouTube video instead of trying to keep it proprietary like some other news
A vast improvement over modesty/rape culture. Let's hope that we can look
forward to a paradigm shift in which the girls and women might enjoy more safety
in our communities.
The only thing missing from this story was the impact it had on the young men.
I'm sure every one of them were smiling as they wrote the words and then
watched the young women's reaction. Not only do positive words build up the
people we share them with, they also build up the people who say them.
Daughters of God, individual worth, divine nature are all exemplified in this
Young Men/ Young Women activity.Young women as individuals will be
better prepared to strengthen home and family and enjoy the blessings of
exaltation.**I went to the lds.org web site to come up with the
above portion of Young Women Values Theme.
I did a similar activity about a year ago with the YM/YW of our ward and it had
amazing results. Usually, all they mostly hear are put-downs as a way to "be
funny" but when they saw that others thought highly of themselves, they were
amazed. It was all smiles and tears (the good kind).
So impressed, and so touched! Posted it right to Facebook so others could be
inspired when they see what you have done. Thank you for your example!
I should have done this sooner. Thanks, Alison, for writing about this
experience! I wanted to give props where they are due--to the dozen or so
volunteer church leaders involved without which this would never have happened.
They went door-to-door in some cases to get the releases from the youth's
parents so we could secure the rights. The music labels involved gave us a
great deal to use the song. There were so many little miracles along the way
that allowed this to happen. Putting together the video was the easy part. The
real heroes on this project are those behind-the-scenes moms, dads and youth
that continue to lead and serve anonymously.
This is what brought me back to church. the way our kids in our ward worked
together and did things i had never seen before. it made me feel like i was
welcome and i was in my 40's It told me that the Parents were teaching
there children the right family values.
Just showed this to seven high schoolers hanging out at our house. They are
impressed and so am I. What a sweet, awesome thing for young men to do for
young women, and so much needed.Thank you!
Thanks for the feel-good story! Positive words do go a long way to make
someone's day or even change someone's life for the better. It would
be nice if this practice were applied in every area of society - what a world
changer it would be!