I saw a blog game on a couple of Quaker blogs (this one and this one), so I thought I’d offer a similar game with a spin on class based. It’s based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University that I found on this Yahoo group around class on college campuses. The exercise developers hold the copyright but have given me permission to post it here and ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.
In the group exercise which was originally designed for college students, staff and faculty, everyone stands in a line and steps forward if any of these things are true for them.
Notice that each of these are things that were given to you or provided for you rather than things you necessarily earned yourself. The exercise instructions note that just because you’ve taken a lot of steps doesn’t mean that you haven’t worked hard to get where you are. But perhaps consider the things you’ve had handed to you that others didn’t have.
How about you? How many would you have taken? How many steps will your kids have taken by the time they’re 18 (or how many did they take before they turned 18)?
To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your responses in the comments. If you post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post.
This was thought-provoking!
If we were all in a big room, I would have taken 25 steps forward. I’ve often jokingly said that the only thing my parents never gave me was a horse. It’s really true.
As I post this on my blog, it’s the day before American Thanksgiving. I’ve just come back from a mission trip to France and once again seen how BIG our GOD is — and how much He loves the world. The WHOLE world. And I also have seen how narrow and petty my focus can be…
So I leave this for your reflection as well. I found it incredibly humbling. I’m blessed and don’t want to seem ungrateful for my upbringing, because I am. My parents were good to me and my sibs, and sacrificed a lot for us.