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I have wakened in Thy shelter, O my God, and it becometh him that seeketh that shelter to abide within the Sanctuary of Thy protection and the Stronghold of Thy defense. Illumine my inner being, O my Lord, with the splendors of the Dayspring of Thy Revelation, even as Thou didst illumine my outer being with the morning light of Thy favor.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Baha’i Prayers, p. 116)
Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you.
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 328)
Guitar chords: AmFGAm AmFGC FCGAm FCGAm FF EE
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(Nabil H., Virtues In Us #29)
The time to be happy is now.
The place to be happy is here.
And the way to be happy is to make others happy
and to build a little heaven down here.
If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (x2)
Chorus: If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet (x2)
If you’re happy and you know it, nod your head (x2)
Description of Pictures:
- Daily Activity #7
- Daily Activity #9
- Daily Activity #10
- Daily Activity #12
- Daily Activity #19
Daily Activity #10:
What keys wont open doors? Turkeys!
Why did the cookie visit the doctor? He felt crummy!
What is bright orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot!
What has 6 wheels and flies? A garbage truck!
What’s a duck’s favorite snack? Quackers!
Comments about the lesson
We had a lot of fun with activity #7 (playing Pin the Smile on the Baby) and it was actually hilarious to watch how off from the target my son’s smiles were placed! It helped me to remember how innocent and inexperienced my sweet three year old is, even if he does use some big words and can do a lot of things these days. The game brought joy to both of us.
No matter how much we talk about giving and sharing, we can always use more practice! I am going to try to remember to use the spiritual quality of “joyfulness” in explanation for sharing toys in the future, whereas in the past I usually just talk about how my son’s friends *like* to play with his toys when they come over, for example. Bringing joy to friends is so much better than just sharing because the friends *like* to play.
We had a lot of fun finding jokes for activity #10. I googled “jokes for preschoolers” and the like, and found it funny which ones my son understood and which made absolutely no sense to him. Even funnier was that my one year old would laugh after a joke if my three year old did, even though he didn’t comprehend the joke. Laughing really is contagious!
I found activity #11 was just as important for me to practice as it was to share the concept with my son! I have definitely been reminded to be more joyful even amidst hardship this month.
Thinking about things that bring “true joy” was a bit complex for my son (activity #16) however I found it useful for bringing up the subject and discussing which things are transient and which things are permanent bringers of joy in life. It was nice for me to remember not to count on the things that do not bring *true joy* as well!