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Session 11: Love and Gratitude

Session 11: Love and Gratitude
Session 11: Love and Gratitude

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  • There shall be Eternal summer in the grateful heart. — Celia Thaxter, in the poem "A Grateful Heart" (1872) In this session we will focus...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 7 Activity 1: Grateful Game 7 Activity 2: Story — The Rebirth of the Sun 8 Activity 3:...
  • Read the story, "The Rebirth of the Sun." Light a candle and take a few moments to ponder how you experience the darkness and compare that...
  • Materials for Activity White drawing paper Color markers or crayons, including plenty of yellow Preparation for Activity Set paper and...
  • Materials for Activity ...
  • Materials for Activity Chime or other sound instrument Preparation for Activity Create a space where the group can stand in a circle and...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Rebirth of the Sun " A large basket Objects related to the story such as pictures or a...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write the letters that spell "THANK YOU" vertically down the...
  • Preparation for Activity Think of something specific you can thank each child for, so you can model expressing gratitude in this way and...
  • Materials for Activity Session 6, Leader Resource 4, Source Star - The Harmony of Nature Pencils or markers Taking It Home Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Paper for thank you cards Pens, pencils, and markers Envelopes and postage stamps Optional: Return address stickers...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other...
  • Materials for Activity Felt candle-and-flame board (see Session 1, Alternate Activity 1) A basket of felt "flames" and a basket of felt "...
  • Materials for Activity Session 6, Handout 1, UU Source Constellation - The Harmony of Nature Session 6, Leader Resource 1, UU Source...
  • Materials for Activity Candle-making supplies: wax, yellow candle dye, wicks, and (optional) candle fragrance Small glass jars (e.g.,...
  • Materials for Activity Poster board (enough to cut a piece approximately 12 inches square for each participant) Magazines and catalogues,...
  • There shall be Eternal summer in the grateful heart. — Celia Thaxter, in the poem "A Grateful Heart" (1872) IN TODAY'S SESSION... we...
  • From CIRCLE ROUND by Starhawk and Diane Baker and Anne Hill, copyright (C) 2000 by Miriam Simas, Anne Hill and Diane Baker. Used by...
  • Earth-Centered Traditions and the Solstice The book Circle Round: Raising Participants in Goddess Traditions , by Starhawk, Diane Baker,...

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