Saturday, April 7, 2012
Princesses are special
Since we have been without internet for the week...shock!!! It´s been weird. Not necessarily hard, but weird to not connect with people or blog...this is a catch up blog for last week´s princess club.
This week we talked about how as princesses we should not judge others. I read the girls the Max Lucado book, You Are Special. It is the story about small wooden people called Wemmicks who do the same thing every day: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones--those with smooth wood and fine paint--always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little or who have chipped paint, get ugly gray dots. Like Punchinello. In the book, Eli, the master woodcarver, helps Punchinello understand how special he is--no matter what other Wemmicks may think. It's a vital message for children everywhere: that regardless of how the world evaluates them, God cherishes each of them, just as they are.
Matthew 7:1-2 says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." I talked to the girls about how we shouldn't compare ourselves to others. We have each been given different gifts and abilities and we are all different, but all special, in God's eyes.
I demonstrated this by having a very different kind of relay race. I lined the girls up in two lines and gave them each a pair of shoes: my shoes. They had to run down, use a hula hoop 10 times, and run back, passing the hula hoop to the next girl. I also participated, but wearing my own shoes. Guess who won? I explained to the girls that when we judge others, we compare them to ourselves, like giving some one else your shoes to wear...and they won't fit! It's much easier to play when we all wear our own shoes and not try to force others to wear ours.
Then the girls made cards to give out to some one they knew in school who may not feel special. Some one who has maybe been made fun of or doesn't feel special.
More princess club posts to follow!!