Happy Sabbath boys and girls. It’s my opportunity once again to bring you the story this morning. Before I begin, here’s my book, a Mindful Day.
Now, I want to ask you, has your teacher taught you how to take deep breaths, how to calm your body, when you have big emotions, we should sometimes just stop. And remember to take big breaths, big and deep breaths, okay, I want you to hold your hand up. I showed this to my students. When I have big emotions, I calm my body down. And this is how we do it. When we take a deep breath. We’re gonna breathe in through our nose and exhale through our mouth. This try it. Once again, put your hand out and we’re going to take a deep breath. We’re going to inhale… exhale…, inhale…, exhale…. You’re gonna feel much better.
Now our book here, mindful day. Kinda does that too in the story. A little different. But listen, Mindful Day. It’s still dark. When one small bird fluffs this feathers and lifts this voice to sing up the thought snuggled deep in our dreams. We hear his clear song. We open our eyes to the gift of a new day. This day. Our day together, we breathe in.
Out, soft, slow.
I look. I listen. I smile.
The world stirs a car honks
A door slams a bus rumbles by a tiny dog trouts [yip, yipp, yippie…] down the street.
Me, the kitten begs. Baby cries for her breakfast too. Little ones have a hard time waiting, don’t they? Good morning, baby. Good morning family. We place spoons and bowls. Shake out the cereal shake shake shake. Sprinkle bright berries on top. I pop one in my mouth. And I close my eyes. I chew slowly. It tastes sweet as summer.
We take our time getting ready shirts, pants, socks, shoes. 1, 2, 3, 4.,Can’t find a shoe. That’s okay. Well look together. Brush your teeth and hair, pick up toys and make the bed we pay attention to each simple task.
Together, we breathe, in, out. Soft, slow. I look. I listen. I play.
I’m gonna stop right here. So throughout your day, boys and girls, let’s be mindful. Let’s stop. Take a breath and look around and enjoy all the blessings that God has given you and me. We should be grateful. We should be aware of all the blessings we constantly receive from our God. Okay, so let’s try our breathing again [breathing in and out]
Good job boys and girls. Now let’s bow our heads. Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you dear Lord for making such a beautiful home for us here. Thank you for all the rain. Thank you for all the rainbows we’ve seen. And we know lots of flowers will be coming soon. Allow us to be mindful to your Lord and remember that you are always with us. Help us see all the beautiful things you’ve left behind for us to enjoy. Be with us keep us safe and allow us to always know All that you are with us for we pray in Jesus name amen
Bye boys and girls.