Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

I hope you all had a good weekend – and here we are back to online assemblies again for our last week of this half term!  Hopefully we will be back together in the hall after the half-term break – but in the meantime, this week I would like us to start to think about feelings.  I know that I feel sad and somewhat disappointed that we are back to ‘bubbles’ and online assemblies, but I also feel hopeful that we will be back to normal after half-term.

We all have them – and there are so many different types of feelings!  Feelings are part of what makes us human – can you name some?

I know that I have felt all of these feelings at some point in my life – I am sure many of you have too!  If we were asked to split these feelings into groups I would group them like this:-

1: Happy, Optimistic, Hopeful, Friendly, Glad

2: Sad, Pessimistic, Depressed, Miserable, Afraid

Can you explain how I have grouped these feelings?

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The lists have been separated into feelings that we generally like and those that we try to avoid….some are feelings that we would prefer to experience – and others some that we don’t like.  However our feelings are not as simple as we might think. For example, isn’t it good to feel a bit nervous before being in a play, playing a sports match or taking a test? Don’t we like being a tiny bit frightened before a rollercoaster ride or during a scary film? Don’t we need to feel fired up and cross at times if we are facing a challenge and things are tough? If we always felt calm and chilled – would we have the passion and drive to work towards our aspirations and dreams?

So feelings are complicated and are part of our lives – and we need to learn to understand why we have them..

…and we need to learn how to manage them so that we don’t have to give in to our feelings and let them tell us what to do…(more on that tomorrow!)…

 

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for all the feelings we have and that each one has its place.
It’s right to be scared if we’re in danger.
It’s great to be happy when we can.
Please help us to control our bad feelings and not be overwhelmed by them.
Amen.