“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8
Today I wanted to emphasize trying to find the positive in all situations. I took a handful of some of the books we had (about 10 different pictures) and found situations that didn’t seem so happy or positive. The ones listed above are:
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution, by Pat Miller
Fancy Nancy, by Jane O’Connor
Mia and the Magic Cupcakes, by Christina Dudley and Margo Engberg
I opened all books to the pages where I wanted them to find the positive. I gave an example so they would see how to do it. For example, the squirrel above is sick. You could focus on that, or you could focus on the fact that she has a friend coming to visit, medicine to help make her better, a good book to read and a warm, cozy house in which to get better. We spent some time going over each book and each situation, trying to come up with the positive. It was a really good exercise and practice for all of us. You can do this with the books you have on hand.