Today, we’re going to think about this past year. Some good things probably happened (we’ll call those “highs”) and also some not-so-good things too (those are called “lows”).
Sometimes, we say things like, “How was your day?” or, “How are you doing?” But we don’t always get a chance to hear how each other is really doing, or how we’re really feeling. This is a way for us to talk about those things together — and at the same time, build trust and connection.
Talk about your highs and lows.
Here’s how to talk through your highs and lows as a family. (Pro Tip: You can do this at family meals, on birthdays, or even car rides!)
- SAY: Let’s talk about our highs and lows this year. I’ll go first.
- SAY: A “high” is something that made me feel joy, or something good that happened to me. So my highs are… (etc.)
- SAY: A “low” is something that made me feel sad, or something good that I wish had happened differently. Some of my lows are… (etc.)
- ASK: What are some highs and lows that you can think of from this year?
You might have to get creative as you lead this conversation. But trust us, you’ll be glad you did!
You can also watch this together.
It’s good to remember that whether there have been a lot of highs or lows this year, God is always with us. Just like he was with a guy named Joseph. You can watch this video to see the fortunate, or good, things that happened to Joseph, and the unfortunate things.
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