Tag: attitude

October 23, 2010
Strength in Your Thoughts

Have the student stand up with one of their arms outstretched straight to the side. Tell them that you are going to apply pressure on their hand and try and push it down. Their job is to keep their arm up in the horizontal position. Ask the student to think about something horrible that has […]

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April 5, 2010
Trials - Carrot and Egg

Objects needed: carrot egg Lesson Here is an object lesson idea emailed to me from my friend Brent Anderson, a former Seminary teacher: "I took in a carrot and an egg. I asked [the students] what happened when they are boiled. One turns soft and the other turns hard even though the same thing happened […]

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January 24, 2010
His Image in Your Countenance

Take a picture of someone in the group with a digital camera, or bring a photo of someone most everyone will recognize like the prophet, a national leader, or your Bishop/Branch President. Describe the person in the photo to your class and ask the students to guess who it is from your description. Be vague […]

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August 16, 2008
Optimism versus Pessimism

One's attitude regarding circumstances and people depends upon their attitude and what they are looking for... positive things or negative things. A woman with a beautiful rose garden has two neighbors... one an optimist and the other a pessimist. She invites the optimist over to have cookies.. the optimist looks out her large window and […]

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June 1, 2008
Everything red

Focusing on the negative keeps us from being grateful about the positive. After everyone in the room has had a sufficient time period to look for everything in the room that is red, ask them to close their eyes. Then ask them to keep their eyes closed and tell them they can raise their hand […]

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December 17, 2007

Display nice cake. Ask who would like a piece. Sometimes no one will take a piece as they smell a rat! I'll then cut a nice piece for one of the leaders - given on the china with a nice napkin and fork. They usually tell me how tasty it is and then the girls […]

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June 28, 2007
Presentation of a Lesson (cake thrown)

You have a really good cake on the table. You ask if anybody would like a piece of cake. Pick someone, tell them to come up to the front and put on the apron (it is a messy cake). Then, grab a piece of cake with your hands, and throw it at the unsuspecting victim. […]

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February 19, 2006
We affect others

Items needed  two mason jars water food coloring bleach Fill a small jar 1/2 full of water and another 12 full of Clorox bleach. Our attitudes and actions do affect the atmosphere of our homes. Relate the following story while squeezing small drops of food color into the water: Mother didn't have her normal sunny […]

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July 8, 2005

Items needed a pair of glasses with a strong reading prescription Ask a young woman to put on the prescription glasses and read Isaiah 55:8-9. It should be blurry for her. Isaiah 55:8-9 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens […]

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September 22, 2004
Rising above

Items needed a large jar (larger than a quart, like a pickle jar) popped popcorn, enough to fill half of the jar a ping pong ball Fill up a large jar (larger than a quart, if possible) half way up with popcorn. Take a ping pong ball and push it to the bottom of the […]

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