Tag Archive: optimism

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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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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Life is a Journey- Not an Obstacle!

Object Lesson

This lesson is different than any ‘obstacle course’ object lesson, but it has a great point. Often times in life, we place obstacles in our way that really don’t need to be there. Such obstacles include our own weaknesses, sins, pride, grudges, drama, stress, envy- you name it! Other ‘obstacles’ might really not be obstacles at all, but we might choose to make them that way such as daily scripture…
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