- This happened on Valentine’s Day. Why do you think Valentine’s Day would be a good day to showcase this?
- Why do you think it was important that we saw the people behind the x-ray before seeing who they were?
- Love is such a neat emotion in that it can take so many forms. List 3 people who you really appreciate in your day to day life, who you know truly care about you, who aren’t your parents.
Love is all around us! As kind people in our global community, we always want to look for the best in people. We know the phrase, “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. This video is a cool visualization of that concept. In today’s society, we see all kinds of people, no one is exactly the same, and we don’t need to judge people based on appearances but rather, we need to support and get to know people for who they are! As we’re right back into the swing of things with school, and just had a great break with family, let’s take stock of what we have in our own relationships, think about the love you experience on a daily basis, think about your relationships with friends, family, peers, coaches, etc. You have a vast support network of people who truly care about you and your well being. You never know what form love will take, where it will come from, or who will come into your life in a positive way, so it’s vital they we stay open to meeting new people and making sure that we aren’t judging based on appearance. This video brought tears to my eyes and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. For your comment this week, answer the following questions:
Maybe you’ve seen this video already of the man who was skydiving in Australia and he has a seizure. “A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.” This man has this happen to him after he jumps out of the plane! After his seizure, he becomes unconscious and cannot pull his own parachute cord. The other jumper, the instructor, races down and pulls it for him, and the man regains consciousness before he hits the ground and lands safely. This video is very scary, exciting, and powerful. All I could think of is what it would be like to be in the instructor’s position in this. He was extremely cool under pressure and did what was necessary to save the man’s life. Think back to times when you feel pressure in your life. It may not be as dramatic as this situation but think about times when you have assignments due, a big game, or some responsibility at home.
How do you deal with the pressure? Can you write down 3 simple rules that help you or you think would help people deal with situations under pressure? If you know how to deal with the stresses before they happen, sometimes those situations aren’t as difficult when you have to face them. Try not to copy anyone else’s rules.
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