Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.
We developed an understanding of the integrity of love and acceptance in ourselves supported by our 1st UU principles that each person is important..
Consider the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all, — that is genius… In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty… Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
Talk about: The things you love about yourself. Why do you love those things? Take turns sharing.
Read: I Like Myself, Sulwe, The Reflection of Me (video)
Game: CHOCOLATE FACE
You will need: chocolate bar. (you can also use candy or cookie).
Challenge: Place it on the upper cheek and using your facial muscles get that piece of chocolate in your mouth. And eat it! Don’t use hands.
Who wins? Whoever eats the chocolate fastest – wins the game!
While playing this game, take a few breaks from giggles and remind each other of the things you love and appreciate about one another.
Blessing of Integrity
Parents of faith, bless you and thank you for your magnificent effort to raise noble, caring, whole children. Know that we, all of us, benefit from your undertaking, and share this task with you, for you are creating tomorrow’s society in the hearts and minds of today’s youth. May your stores of moral courage, forgiveness, compassion, creativity, and humor be rich and sustaining. And should they run short, may you remember that there is a community of integrity surrounding you, offering you its support and nourishment. May we all open and let that nourishment in. And, in return, may we pass it on to each other.