Tag Archive: kindness

Loving Words

Lately, I have noticed an unfortunate trend in our society–-so many people are eager to say something cruel, harsh, negative, or controversial. They want to be the first to gossip about, make fun of, or criticize others and their decisions. Especially with the ability to hide behind a social media profile, people are saying anything that comes to their minds. It is definitely a trend that I do NOT want to be a part of.

When I think about the Savior, I think of all the good and kind things He had to say. He taught truth and lived truth. He kept His mouth shut at times, reprimanded in love at other times, but mostly told people how much He loved them and desired for them to return to live with Heavenly Father. Christ spoke with charity, setting an example for us to do the same.

Next time you are itching to post a negative comment on a friend’s status update, share your opinion about an outfit a certain person was wearing, or even speak with your children who may be frustrating you, remember the words of a familiar hymn: “Perhaps today there are loving words which Jesus would have me speak.”

You may never know how much good you will do by sharing a kind and loving word. But I can almost assure you that you won’t ever regret choosing loving words over unkind words.

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Make Your Words Soft and Sweet….

Lindsey E. “Prior to the lesson I created a poster with this saying on it, “Make your words soft and sweet because you may have to eat them.” All of the words were hand-written except for ‘soft’ which was written with mini marshmallows and ‘sweet’ which was written with sugar (you can use sugar cubes). “I attached this hand out to a mini sandwich bag which contained some tiny marshmallows…
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Lip Gloss Poem/Card

This adorable Lip Gloss Gift/Poem came from M’Shelle D. Her activity days class made home made lip gloss and then had a lesson on kindness. This could make a great unity activity for Young Women (probably in the Beehive age group) or even could be used as a Personal Progress motivator because of the mention of the values. 6 per page, 8.5 x 11 inches, color. ——- LIP GLOSS POEM…
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10 Commandments Activities

1. Divide the older children into groups to discuss rules that we should obey in our families, schools, church, and country. Have them consider the benefits of obeying the rules and the consequences of not obeying them (e.g., If everyone talks at once, no one will be heard). A member of each group could report for that group. Or at a later time a member of each group could be…
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Using My Gospel Standards to make choices

“My Gospel Standards” (on the back of the “My Achievement Days” booklet) are wonderful guidelines to help us follow Jesus Christ and live to be worthy to go to the temple. Select 6 to 7 that your Primary children might need to work on. Write each standard on a separate card. Also write on separate cards situations in which a Gospel Standard can be applied. Play “Concentration” by scrambling each…
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Measuring Up: Kindness

Sing songs about kindness from the CS (see the Topics index). Read Matt. 7:12: “all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” H elp the children distinguish between “doing what has been done to them” (“an eye for an eye”–the Mosaic law that punishment must not exceed the crime [or should be equal…
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Everyone is of Worth

Object Lesson

In side each package have some “Special” dark chocolate and the Scripture from 1 Samuel 17:7 “For the Lord seeth not as man seeth, for man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart” Have some very nice packages and some very unattractive packages but the contents of each are the same. Display the packages and let the girls choose one by one a package. Then…
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