Beauty on Ice

1978685_10202918096108071_3289338185938693682_nAs my son finishes out his final year of high school, I find myself cherishing every moment before he leaves the nest. This is his last week of hockey and I am really going to miss it. I am grateful that, since childhood, my young man has had the strength and privilege to play many sports.

Being part of a team is a great way to learn many life lessons, like winning with humility, losing with pride and respecting the various roles and positions required to achieve the common goal–or scores. Sports teach us to BE and LET BE.

I regret to admit I have not had the privilege of watching an all girls hockey team, but I’ve seen many brave young women play with my boys’ teams and I’ve witnessed many girls’ teams entering the rink when I was there. It’s got me thinking: If all styles of women loved hockey, what position would each Image Identity take?

Classics are more apt to play one on one sports but I bet they would make great managers or coaches.

Naturals tend to be calm, cool, collected by nature and they have the ability to “take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’” so I’m sure they would be great hockey players.

Gamines would be strong players, too, but with their passion for justice, I imagine they would be even better as referees. (How appropriate that they would get to wear bold, contrasting stripes!)

Dramatics would love being on any team–that’s how they role! I love how the guys celebrate after a goal, but I imagine a full blown party would break out with a team of Dramatics!

Ingénues tend to be the girls who bring everyone together and take care of the details. They make great team players and although they appear delicate, they are very strong. I bet these girls would be great in the net!

Romantics tend to desire to make sure everyone else is okay, so they might be the ones choosing to be goalie, but I imagine their sweet nature would do better serving as the trainer who cares for the injured players.

When playing on a team–or living life–it is good to know who you are and what your purpose and position is.

Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose personal experience with rejection, betrayal and loss–as well as her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach–is empowering women to BE and LET BE.
Her latest book, CONFIDENT BEAUTY: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul, is now available in your favorite bookstores. Autographed copies of all her books are available on her website at

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