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TRUST JESUS TODAY
Hygiene, personal appearance and other important issues.
Hygiene and personal appearance is extremely important. Most teens know this, but too often a busy schedule or the beginning of an ‘off day’ offers an excuse to hedge a little with the details. However, others quickly notice the details you hedge on.
Of course it takes longer to pay attention to the little details, but it's worth it. Often, even close friends will not tell us that we need to bath more often. They fear offending you.
Most girls want a boy friend who is always clean, fresh smelling and well groomed. Most boys certainly want to be proud of the girl they are with and introducing to their friends.
People enjoy being with other people that are serious with their personal appearance and hygiene. Its just nice to sit next to someone that has clean well kept hair, that has clean pretty teeth, clean well kept finger and toe nails, clean ears, fresh smelling breath, never has foul body odor…even underarm sweat…and never has under arm sweat stains on shirts or blouses. Most girls appreciate a boy that shaves daily and smells fresh.
Most people feel that what they see on the outside is what they will find under the outer clothing. Most boys are definitely turned off by a dirty or stained bra or panties. It is a sure sign of laziness and poor attention to hygiene.
Even keeping your clothing and shoes in good repair is an indication of self pride. Clean, well shined shoes is a big plus.
Outward personality that comes from the heart is quickly noticeable. Rate yourself. Do you try to laugh and enjoy your surrounding, show appreciation and gratitude even for little things, impress others with your emotional warmth and kindness, try to always show interest in being a good listener and always try to understand what has been explained.
Perceptions can be stronger than facts. Frequent self evaluation is important. Advertise your good qualities. Be responsible, punctual, honest, and financial stable.
Your actions, attitude and overall appearance always speak positively or negatively for you. Practice walking straight, offering a firm hand shake and look into a person’s eyes when speaking with them. As a girl always exhibit feminine mannerisms and dress. As a boy always present manly mannerisms.
Avoid negative people, constantly make new friends, and cherish old friends. Live your precious life an exclamation…and not as an explanation. Never hesitate or be afraid to say, “I made a mistake”. Keep your promises, and never talk over anyone, especially friends.
Anything we do to positively influence another person’s “five senses” is a positive reflection of our “appeal” to others.
Continually improve your education and learn a trade or profession.
Count your blessing every single day and take care of your health. Remember to frequently hold Mom’s and Dad’s hands and say, “I love you and thanks for everything”.
Avoid sexual intercourse during your teen dating years, especially and definitely unprotected sex. Never, for one second, even consider marriage for ANY reason except deep love. Always be completely honest, especially with God, parents and friends.
Pray to Jesus every day and ask His advice and guidance.
© Gene Hudgens
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