For Families: Month 12

Week One

Day 1
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Prompt

During your time to talk, see if you can identify some of the ways that getting enough exercise can be helpful in lowering our stress. What kinds of exercise do you enjoy or are you most willing to do? How does it help? When does it help?

Connecting

Connecting

Was there anything you had in common in your thoughts about exercise?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Consider having your family buddy up for some exercise accountability. Don’t just check in on each other about exercise times, give each other kudos when you get out and get moving!

Day 2
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Prompt

This prompt will be done together as a family. If you can, sit in a circle.

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the 5 Radical Minutes program this year. What were some things that were most beneficial for you? Let’s each take a few moments to share.

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Daily Challenge

We have all grown in a variety of kinds of circumstances with our own struggles and triumphs. Stand tall today in the challenge you’ve overcome and the growth you’ve experienced. It’s worth celebrating!

Day 3
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Prompt

Today is a day for a Blue Sky Moment. Find one to listen to as a family here.

Week Two

Day 1
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Prompt

Often when we are short with someone, or impatient, or unkind, we regret it later. But you will never regret being kind. What are three things you or family members could do to support or encourage one another in kindness?

Connecting

Connecting

Which of your ideas seem most helpful? How will you implement them?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today, practice compassion. When we do this, even in seemingly small ways, we can make a big difference in people’s lives.

Day 2
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Prompt

What are the examples of times others have shown kindness to you that have meant the most? How many examples can you give?

Connecting

Connecting

How could you “pay it forward” and show that kindness to others who might need a little support right now?

challenge

Daily Challenge

This week, look for who needs you! Step up with your kindness!

Day 3
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Prompt

Many of us see homeless people in our communities. In your sharing time, talk about your comfort or discomfort in acknowledging within yourself how difficult their lives must be. What would you wish for them?

Connecting

Connecting

Helping any group that struggles starts with small steps. What is one thing your family could do that would be a small step in addressing homelessness? If there is no homelessness in your community, what can you still do?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Make a plan!

Week Three

Day 1
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Prompt

Today, think about people who have physical handicaps that are evident. Talk about your comfort level in talking with them about what they need from friends, or what they wish others understood.

Connecting

Connecting

What opportunities could your family make to become involved in the life of someone who has a physical handicap, even just to have a starting conversation about what it is like for them and what they most wish people understood.

challenge

Daily Challenge

Make a plan!

Day 2
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Prompt

This prompt will be done together as a family. If you can, sit in a circle.

What sort of reminders can we place around the house to remind to exercise our gratitude muscle?

Connecting

Connecting

What ideas can we start implementing this week?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Let’s try to post some encouraging notes for one another this week. Surprise someone with a note in an unexpected place!

Day 3
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Prompt

Often we avoid thinking about how many children are homeless. In your sharing time today, talk about all the things you realize would be different for you if your family became homeless.

Connecting

Connecting

What ideas can you generate for how your family could make a difference in the life of a homeless child? At least a small step.

challenge

Daily Challenge

Make a plan!

Week Four

Day 1
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Prompt

Today is a day for a Blue Sky Moment. Find one to listen to as a family here.

Day 2
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Prompt

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned with 5 Radical Minutes this year?

Connecting

Connecting

Share an appreciation about what your partner has learned or done differently because of 5 Radical Minutes

challenge

Daily Challenge

Continue to notice and express appreciation for the growth in the lives of people around you.

Day 3
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Prompt

CELEBRATION!! You’ve been in the program for a whole year! Go have fun! Celebrate one another!

challenge

Daily Challenge

Don’t forget to renew your subscription so you can continue to grow together as a family.