Teaching people to be healthy - Mind, Body, and Spirit
I like to begin class with a Q/A. A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:
Q/A: What’s the difference between I HAVE TO and I GET TO?
Make a short list of your I HAVE TO s and a list of your I GET TO s
Q/A: What I HAVE TO or I GET TO do you enjoy the most? Explain Why.
Q/A: What would it take in your life to change a I HAVE TO into a I GET TO?
A HAVE TO – implies that something is necessary or required.
A GET TO – is a chance to do something or to be given the privilege of doing something.
Teacher Principle #1 Use stories to teach principles. This story is about being grateful; when you are grateful, you are happy and at peace.
“Everything is attitude and or perspective.”
I read an article about a person who had endured many months of horrific chemo treatments for cancer and was now very weak. On her wall was a hand printed note entitled:
I GET TO……..
Because of her present situation, All her I HAVE TO s became I GET TO s.
I have to walk the dog became I get to walk the dog. It was NOW not a requirement it was a privilege, a joy and something to look forward to. There was a time she couldn’t do it at all.
Look at your HAVE TO List — Is it possible you can see them as I GET TO s? Explain your answer.
I like to begin each class with what I call Q/A. I use it for:
Life is a Choice
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