-- Truth Be Told Quotes
You have tremendous power. Everything you do sets off a cascade of ripple effects that impacts your family, your community, your world. It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Some actions set off rolling waves of goodness that raise up those around you. Some actions set off a tsunami that swamps others in the lumpy sewage of your consequences. In every careless or thoughtful act, you are the master of your universe. What kind of waves do you want to create?
This quote is about recognizing the connection each of us has to our family, our community, our world. The teen years are inherently self-focused, but that self-absorption can be dramatically increased by our current culture. This quote is about remembering that we are not alone. All of our actions (or inactions) have consequences for ourselves and for the people around us. For example,
This quote is to help teens see they are not alone. In fact they have tremendous power to do good or to do harm. In constant moments throughout life, young adults get to decide which type of impact they want to have. That’s an amazing power, and responsibility.
Questions to prompt discussion, journaling, essays for high school health class and social emotional development lessons:
Activities and worksheets for teen SEL / high school health and wellness lessons:
Try some of these ideas for acts of kindness from Random Acts of Kindness. Or, try a Ripple effects of Kindness Video- Watch one of these videos that shows the ripple effects of being kind. Discuss how the video makes students feel. How would being kind in their own lives feel?