A. SAY THIS: For our activity today, let’s all take out two new pieces of paper. On the first piece, label it “PAST HURTS.” You will be given the opportunity to share this information in a small group, but you don’t have to share if you don’t want to. Now spend a few minutes writing out some of the painful experiences and hurts in your past. (Give them about 5 minutes.)
B. SAY THIS: Now take out the other sheet of paper and label it “WHO I WANT TO BE.” Spend a few minutes writing out strengths, good habits, and positive character traits you want to see in your life. Your list could include things like: great attitude, hardworking, trustworthy, and so on.
C. Break into groups of three or four. Give the students an opportunity to go around the circle and share their two pages. They don’t have to share the first sheet, but everyone is required to share the second. Give the groups about 15 minutes to discuss.