Read the story, "The Scratched Diamond." Take a few minutes to ponder ways you have worked to turn scratches in your own life into beautiful flowers. Consider the children in the Love Will Guide Us group. Think about characteristics they display which you find challenging. Now, think about how these characteristics can be turned into strengths. For example, stubborn can be persistent, boisterous can be passionate, interruptions can be eager involvement, and cautious can be careful. Listen to the song "How Could Anyone Ever Tell You." Imagine yourself singing this song to each and every child in the Love Will Guide Us group. Try to fill your heart with unconditional love for the children and bring that focus into your time with the group.