Camp trip I went on in 8th grade-Christian mission trip….

When I was in the 8th grade, I went in a mission trip and I enjoyed it. Some of the things

I did were run through a mud obstacle course and I had been given a t-shirt by the people there

that said “Mud Mountain”

 

Also, I got to use a zip-line for the first time. It was neat, I went down with it, and It was a line that

hung up in a tree. We played volleyball also, and we were there to tell others about Jesus, people came from different

places. I won’t forget that trip,

 

I also met a girl named Aisha, She was blond and she later became a singer. I am proud of her.

She was very loving and Christian to me. (=

What is being assertive…. (for college students and Church classes-pass along)

Being assertive means to be able to stand up for yourself and to do it in a way that is fair and kind to other’s.

This means that you can be friendly about your goals and wishes and still be kind to other’s and respect them as 

a person. Ways to practice being more assertive are to:

 

  • Being assertive does not mean being aggressive, rude or self centered. A person who is assertive demonstrates the ability to stand up for their thoughts and feelings without being mean or without backing down out of fear. It is the middle ground between being passive and aggressive.

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    Language: Be tactful and respectful. Ex: “Do you have a moment to talk” or “I am sorry to interrupt”.

  • 3

    Language: Use “I” statements. I feel or I think. This helps keep the focus on communication versus blaming. ex: “I feel angry when you…” versus “You make me angry!!”.

  • 4

    Language: State what you want. Be direct and specific. Less is more.
    ex: ” I would like to take next week off for vacation” vs. ” I was thinking about taking a vacation”.

  • 5

    Language: Know how to say no. If you do not want to do something or are unable to, it is ok to say no. Again be direct and specific. you do not have to explain in detail. ex. “I am sorry, I can not so that at this time”

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    Body language: Walk and sit with back straight. Hold head up. Look at people as they pass or talk.

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    Body language: Dress and groom confidently. Choose clothing, hair, make up, etc, that show you care about yourself.

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    Listening: Listen to what the other person is saying. Make sure they are finished and respond. You do not have to agree, but restate what you think they said to you. ex. “I understand your concern about ___, however I disagree” or “I understand what you are saying and agree with your fact on____, however—-“

 

  • Being assertive does not mean being aggressive, rude or self centered. A person who is assertive demonstrates the ability to stand up for their thoughts and feelings without being mean or without backing down out of fear. It is the middle ground between being passive and aggressive.

  • 2

    Language: Be tactful and respectful. Ex: “Do you have a moment to talk” or “I am sorry to interrupt”.

  • 3

    Language: Use “I” statements. I feel or I think. This helps keep the focus on communication versus blaming. ex: “I feel angry when you…” versus “You make me angry!!”.

  • 4

    Language: State what you want. Be direct and specific. Less is more.
    ex: ” I would like to take next week off for vacation” vs. ” I was thinking about taking a vacation”.

  • 5

    Language: Know how to say no. If you do not want to do something or are unable to, it is ok to say no. Again be direct and specific. you do not have to explain in detail. ex. “I am sorry, I can not so that at this time”

  • 6

    Body language: Walk and sit with back straight. Hold head up. Look at people as they pass or talk.

  • 7

    Body language: Dress and groom confidently. Choose clothing, hair, make up, etc, that show you care about yourself.

  • 8

    Listening: Listen to what the other person is saying. Make sure they are finished and respond. You do not have to agree, but restate what you think they said to you. ex. “I understand your concern about ___, however I disagree” or “I understand what you are saying and agree with your fact on____, however—-“

Read more: How to be assertive | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4446563_be-assertive.html#ixzz1afVe4hwE

a memory I have….

Not too long ago, I saw a tiny parachute going over the plaza by where I live. I thought it was so neat. I didn’t have

my camera that day. It was cloudy that day. I was with my grandparents. I can’t forget that. Such a good memory

I have to share it with you, God bless and peace be with you.