Period 41 – Contentment

Period 41 – Contentment

    What does “being content” mean? Being content means being happy with who you are and what you have. Each of you has different gifts One of you may be a good singer, another a good dancer and yet another may be able to paint very well. There are so many things (ask them to name a few..) we have to be about. There are many children who do not have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. Shall we say a simple prayer, thanking God for all the things He has given us? Shall we also ask God to give the poor children in the world the good things we have?

    Sit straight, close your eyes and fold your hands. Repeat this simple prayer.

    Dear God,
    Thank you for your lovely gifts
    It gives us joy, it does!
    Please do give our poor friends,
    All that you have given us.
    Give them and us the power to pray,
    And thank you for your love.
    And may we always be happy
    With all the things we have.

    Story – The Camel and the Goat

    One day a camel and a goat went for a walk. They passed over a grove of trees. Since the fence was very high, they could not go into the grove. But the camel saw many branches hanging over the fence.

    Because it was tall, the camel munched up tender leaves from the branches till its stomach was full. The goat did not get anything. The camel laughed and said, “O friend Goat, it is better to be tall.”

    They walked along. Soon, they reached a vegetable garden. This time the goat saw a tiny gate that was open. It rushed in and happily munched up plenty of fresh, juicy vegetables.

    The camel could not squeeze through the gates.After eating to its full, the goat came out and said, “ O friend camel, don’t you think it is sometimes better to be small?”

    Both understood that it was good to be as each is made.

    Activity
    • List some of the similarities and differences between you and your friend. Note write the ones you cannot see also.