lesson: Have a positive outlook in life
To inspire us to have a positive outlook
in life. (Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-8).
A sheet of paper
Start this object lesson by holding up the
sheet of paper.
Tel the group that it represents our lives.
We do all have many problems and disappointments
in our lives; (ex. having a flat tire in the middle of the desert, having
to care for a sick relative, missing an airplane or bus, or losing a father
or mother). Be specific with these problems.
As you name each problem, tear a small piece
of paper off. Do this until the entire sheet has been torn into pieces.
Some might look at this pile of paper and
say, "Look at this. My whole life has been nothing but problems."
Yet others would look at this pile of paper,
pick up the paper, and toss it in the air as confetti to celebrate the
gift of their lives and the problems they have overcome.
If you'd like, you can actually throw the
confetti in the air.
Share your desire for them that they
might find joy among the trials, for these trials strengthen you and bring