Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

This week we have been thinking about our feelings and emotions – and reflecting on how we shouldn’t let ourselves be defined by emotions – they are things that we feel for example we might feel angry – but this doesn’t make us an angry person.  The important thing for us to learn is to manage our emotions and try and take a step back from them so that they don’t overwhelm us.

This isn’t always easy – for adults as well as children – and sometimes we might feel that it is impossible to change how we react… that we are who we are.  What do you think?  Do you think you can change how you react to things?  Can you stop yourself over-reacting when feeling angry or sad?  Have a watch of this video from The Pace Trust about “Can people change?” and see what you think afterwards…

What do you think now?  Do you believe that you can make a fresh start and change?   I will be honest and say that I used to get very annoyed if I was ever late – and this would get me all worked up and niggled and it wasn’t a nice feeling.  Over time I learnt that I just had to do everything I could to ensure I wasn’t late but also learnt that if I had done everything I could and I was still going to be late (for example I got up in plenty time but I get stuck behind a tractor on the way to work!) and there was nothing I could do about it then there was no point getting annoyed – I’d only end up feeling horrible feelings – it’s much better to just stay calm.  So I learnt how to change how I reacted.

So what would you like to change about your ‘inner/inside’ you to help you live your life in a better way?

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,

We read in the Bible that you made me and you love me, just as I am. That’s good to know.

Will you help me change … It’s causing me a bit of a problem. Thank you.

Help us to ensure that we always give our best,

Always try our hardest,

And always strive to achieve.

Amen