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Truth--It's okay to be happy with a calm life...although my life is generally anything but calm with four kiddos!
Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn. Good sign to have hanging around when you've got little kiddos. Bad attitude => bad day => bad month/ years ...
Why go to Confession: it teaches us to TRULY be kind-- to be a merciful lover of the Truth, which can only happen if we are humble enough to receive the gift of God's forgiveness and mercy so that we can pass it on to others. There are all sorts of ways in which being "nice" is not kind at all, because it enables untruth and judgment when it excuses itself from what's truly right and just: anyone who has ever fallen afoul of a clique knows this.
What does this statement mean to you? What, if anything, does it reveal about its author? Small group discussion. Conclude by having students write their response on a post-it.They read their brief statement upon posting it.