Read the story, "The Scratched Diamond." When have you worked to turn scratches upon your own life into beautiful flowers? Consider the children in the Love Will Guide Us group. Allow yourself to name characteristics they display which you find challenging. How can some of these characteristics become strengths? For example, stubborn can be persistent; boisterous can be passionate; interruptions can be eager involvement; and reluctant 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.