Thank you Angela McKinney~
"Special request to all you kids returning to school in the next few weeks: If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn't have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most "in" clothes -PLEASE step up. Say hi or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a BIG difference in someone's life! PLEASE REPOST FOR OUR CHILDREN."
Angela's special request is so perfectly timed as Intent Heals plans on launching the "Give & Forgive" program in Volusia county targeting middle school children. The “Give & Forgive” program is an hour long experiential workshop designed to teach middle school children the harmful effects of bullying, and begin the healing process for both the bullies and the bullied. Students will learn new behavioral and relationship skills that will reduce the incidences of bullying. They will experience how intention, gratitude and forgiveness can create healing and how the act of forgiveness can release hurts.
At the end of the workshop, students will be asked to lend their “Heart” to someone they have hurt, or to someone they determine to be in need (may be family member or themselves).
Lending Heart Exercise
Students will be given a glass heart in an organza bag with a card in it. The student will be instructed to write the name of someone they have hurt with an intention for that person or an apology. They will give them their “heart”. The person receiving the heart will then pass it on to another person in need (or to someone they have hurt) when they have finished with the heart with the understanding that “all hearts are one.”
If you are interested in supporting the "Give & Forgive" program, please visit our website http://www.intentheals.com/Workshops_Newinitiatives.html to donate.