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Generosity Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.” -Elizabeth Bibesco “You have not lived today until you have done...

Gratefulness Quotes

Gratefulness Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! "When you drink from the stream, remember the spring.” -Chinese Proverb "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness....

Responsibility Quotes

"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else." -Les Brown "The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total...

Positivity Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it...

Sincerity Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief: To be himself.” -Henrik Ibsen “He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.” -Sigmund Freud “Never...

Endurance Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! “Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” -Friedrich Schiller “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads...

Courage Quotes

Love the quote images you see below? Follow us on Instagram for more like them throughout the month! "Let's have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."  ~Abraham Lincoln "The greatest test of...

Patience Quotes

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” - Napoleon Hill “There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.” - Chuck Tanner...

No Matter How You Say It: Responsibility

Word Origin The word responsible comes from two Latin roots, responsum, which means “an answer, a reply” and spondere, which means “to promise”. Can you see how responsibility is a promised response? Sign Language Check out the following links from www.handspeak.com...

No Matter How You Say It: Positivity

Word Origin positive (adj.) early 14c., originally a legal term meaning "formally laid down, decreed or legislated by authority" (opposed to natural),  from Old French positif (13c.) and directly from Latin positivus "settled by agreement, positive" (opposed...

No Matter How You Say It: Sincerity

Word Origin The word sincerity comes from the Latin word sincerus meaning "sound, pure, whole," perhaps originally "of one growth" i.e. "not hybrid, unmixed". Can you see where being sincere is being an unmixed whole - being same on the outside as you are on the...

No Matter How You Say It: Endurance

Word Origin The primary Latin root of endure is durare, which means “to harden; to hold out; to make last”. To create the word Endurance, the Latin durare was coupled with the Latin preposition for “in”. Can you see how Endurance is hardening from within? Sign...

No Matter How You Say It: Courage

Word Origin The origin of Courage is from Old French corage meaning "heart, innermost feelings; temper".  Can you see how courage springs from the heart? From Etymology Online Dictionary Sign Language Check out the following links from www.handspeak.com for the...

No Matter How You Say It: Forgiveness

Word Origin Forgive comes from the Old English forgiefan. It was a compound word combining the prefix meaning “up” or “away” with the word meaning “to give”. Can you see how forgive is giving up a claim against someone? Sign Language Check out the following links from...

No Matter How You Say It: Patience

Word Origin The word patient comes from from Latin patins, present participle of pat, which means “to endure”. Can you see how patience is related to endurance? Found on www.thefreedictionary.com Sign Language Check out the following links from www.handspeak.com for...

Group Thumb Wars

Line up your group in 2 lines facing each other. The players facing each other are partners. Have the partners spread out from the other partners so they don’t easily hear another partner group sharing. If you have an odd number of players, then one person has a “bye”...

Platforms and Promises

Set the stage for an election with your group. You can choose or create a position that all the participants will run for such as “President”, Principal” or “Activities Director”. You may also allow each person to run for whatever office they choose encouraging...

A Song In Your Heart

Ask the group to name some songs that were written about places. After they have named several, explain that people write songs about places that mean something to them. It may be where they met someone special or did something totally new. Have each participant think...

Good Graffiti

Each person starts with a sheet of drawing paper and crayons, colored pencils, or markers. The object of the activity is for each person to draw graffiti. Explain that graffiti is drawn on public buildings, trains, bathroom stalls, etc. by individuals who want to...

What A Deal!

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Double Circle

Arrange the participants so that they are standing in two circles facing each other. If you have an odd number of participants, one will not have a partner in the opposite circle. This person gets to read the question for the round. When the circles move, that person...

Shamrock Shuffle

Arrange the participants in chairs in a circle with one less chair than people. Larger groups may need multiple circles. Have the person without a chair stand in the middle. They are to call out a sentence that describes him or herself. Examples: People wearing a red...

A ‘Puzzle’ Puzzle

Divide the class into groups. You can use seating arrangements such as a row or table to define the groups or create groups on your own. Instruct each group to…

Cheering Each Other

Divide the group into smaller groups of 4 -6. Each group is to create a cheer that encourages success much like cheerleaders encourage athletes. If it is an academic setting, they can cheer about a subject. If it is a business setting, it may be about a product,...