Today try making a visual definition of who you are. Using large sheets of butcher paper for each member of your family trace around everyone’s bodies. When finished, you may embellish your drawings with hair and clothing. Next, write who you are in the white areas inside the paper bodies. Describe what you like, what make you tick, your favorites, and grand memories and dreams that have molded you into who you have become. Family members can write positive comments on the borders of each other’s bodies. Encouragement from those we love goes a long way in helping self-esteem grow (Clark p. 83).
You must have heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well today you can make some homemade lemonade as a reminder that you should be happy whenever possible. Mix 1 ½ cups sugar with 1 cup water. Stir well and then boil for 1-2 minutes. Let cool down, and then add 1 ¾ cups lemon juice. Mix this sugar-lemon mixture in a large pitcher with an additional 6 cups of water. Sip slowly and think about all the wonderful thing that make you-you (Clark p. 86).