• Introduction and Definition
  • Cheerfulness: Being full of cheer or good spirits
  • Objective: Students should be able to describe cheerfulness and give examples of why it is good.
  • Notes for Mentor-Student discussion
  • We cannot always control the circumstances of our lives but we can control our attitude.
    • It is easier to be sad than happy. There will always be something to complain about.
    • People like to be right and will work to make their desires come true
    • Therefore, sad and negative outcomes will come easily for sad and negative people. Contrarily, happy and optimistic people have a far better chance of getting happy and good results, because they believe they are possible.
  • Most people prefer to be around cheerful people.
    • This means that cheerful people will usually have more friends and become better leaders.
  • Cheerful people usually are healthier and live longer.
  • Cheerful people make other people happy!
  • Can either the mentor or student give an example of how they were motivated by a cheerful person?
  • Notes for general group discussion
  • Why is it good to be cheerful?
  • When is it hard to be cheerful? Why might this be an especially important time to make the effort to do so?
  • Summary points
  • We cannot choose our circumstances but we can choose our attitude
  • Cheerful people accomplish more and help others to be happy
  • Take away line: Be cheerful and you will help others to be happy.




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