Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Being Honest

FHE Lesson Swap, author unknown

Preparation:
1- Gather several mirrors of different sizes from around your home.

Objective: In order to be honest, you must first be honest with yourself.

Lesson:
Give each one of your family members a mirror. Ask the the following questions:

As you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see what I see? How would you like to look?

Read the following poem.
"When you get what you want in your struggle for gain,
and then the world make you king for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say.
It isn't your father or mother or wife,
whose judgement upon you must pass,
the one whose verdict counts most in your life
is staring you back in the glass."

Explain to your children that being truthful with others comes from being honest and truthful with themselves. Tell a personal story of how being honest with yourself made a difference in your life.

Treat:
Mini Turtles
1 package of Rollo's unwrapped
1 bag of mini pretzels
pecan or walnut pieces

Place a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet, lay out pretzels and add a unwrapped Rollo on top. Bake @ 200 degrees in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Immediately take out and press a pecan or walnut piece into the chocolate. Let cool, until set-up and serve.

7 comments:

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

What a great idea for FHE! I just found your blog today and I am so impressed I have to follow!

RaCeNMoMmY said...

this will be great! we've had a little problem in our house with honesty. i feel this lesson is going to help so much. thanks!!

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Thank you, thank you! Finally, I can do family home evening.

Nishant said...

i feel this lesson is going to help so much. thanks!!
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Jed said...

Your ideas are great, and we appreciate your sharing them. One thing we notice, though, is that the poem is misquoted. You can find the original, entitled, 'The Guy in the Glass,' which was copyrighted in 1934 by its author, Dale Wimbrow, at the official web page that is maintained by the author's family who ask only that proper credit be given when the poem is quoted:

Jed said...

The website left off:
www.theguyintheglass.com

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