I AM Noticed Core Content
Focus: Receiving Goodness
When you are giving kindness by Noticing goodness it will come back to you. It may not come back directly from the person you Noticed but it will always come back to you. Because of this fact, we need to be ready to receive.
Although it may seem simple and obvious, saying thank you when someone gives you a gift is an important thing to do. This applies to receiving compliments as well. When someone Notices the goodness in us it is so important that we really take it in (let it fuel our confidence), and say "thank you".
Find a partner. Determine who will be Partner #1 and who will be Partner #2. Have partners sit facing each other while looking at each other in the eyes. The goal for this is to get to practice saying thank you in a way that is positive for both partners.
Partner #1 - gives Partner #2 a simple and quick compliment.
Partner #2 - says "Thank you."
Once everyone has had the opportunity to experience each role let's unpack it. Was it weird to make eye contact? Did you take it seriously? Although this was a simple practice, do you think that saying thank you is important? Why? Have you ever given someone a compliment and they didn't say thank you? How did that make you feel?
How have you received goodness?
Think of a time when someone was nice to you?
Can you imagine a time when someone gave you a compliment, gave you a gift, or made you feel special? How did it make you feel? How did you receive this goodness? Did you say "THANK YOU"?
Write a paragraph or draw a picture that illustrates this memory. By taking the time to remember these important moments it helps us practice future receiving.
Keeping the cycle going!
When people Notice and receive goodness it increases their own level of happiness.
So especially if you are feeling emotionally low, using this practice can help you have a better day.
Rold Models for Receiving goodness.
Ask participants to grab a piece of paper and write down their thoughts regarding the following questions:
Who is someone you know that is great at receiving goodness? Is it a family member? Someone from school? Someone you follow online?
Then on the same piece of paper, reflect on ways you receive goodness.
How can you use these confident examples to help your culture be more positive or help inspire others?
Once everyone has had a chance to brainstorm their own ideas, come together to chat about it as a group!
builds people up.
Confident people build people up. Confident behavior is not not arrogant and it is not self destructive.
One of the common behaviors of a confident leader is to listen respectfully to the ideas of others. Modeling this during the class discussion time is something that will encourage everyone to share their ideas confidently.