Tag Archive: attitude

Strength in Your Thoughts

Object Lesson

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 happened to them. When they have said they have thought of something, give them the…
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His Image in Your Countenance

Object Lesson

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 in your description such as “This person has brown hair. This person is a man….
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Optimism versus Pessimism

Object Lesson

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 states: “what a beautiful rose garden you have”, eats some cookies then leaves. The neighbor then invites the…
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We effect others.

Object Lesson

Fill a small jar 1/2 full of water and nother 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 attitude (drop of yellow coloring) She was upset because morning jobs weren’t getting down. Julie was red with anger (drop of red). because her…
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Pebbles in the mouth

Object Lesson

Give each person a pebble and a small piece of candy. Instruct the class members to place the pebbles in their shoes and the candies in their mouths. Lead them in a short walk. (Although this walk works best outside, it can be adapted to a classroom situation if needed). After the walk, ask the group about their experience. Most will dwell on the discomfort of the pebble and say…
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Positive Outlook

Object Lesson

Start this object lesson by holding up the sheet of paper. Tel the group that it represents our lives. We do all have many problems and disappointments in our lives; (ex. having a flat tire in the middle of the desert, having to care for a sick relative, missing an airplane or bus, or losing a father or mother). Be specific with these problems. As you name each problem, tear…
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