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?
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.