HOW TO DO OPENING JOURNAL (do on your own paper)

Your name

Today's date

                      WA1 Reflections



•SYNCHRONICITYwrite down what you think this concept means


•SERENDIPITY-- write down what you think this concept means



fate:  •Copy down the quote given you today from the fate can.



free will:  •Copy down a quote of choice on board.


QUOTE FREEWRITE:  Freewrite on ONE of the above quotes for 5-7 min.  Play some music as you do this.











DEBRIEF: Jot down some comments on how this experience of journaling felt.




5 significant events/experience: List 5 significant events/experiences in your life (in any order):

1. _____________________________

2. _____________________________

3. _____________________________

4. _____________________________

5. _____________________________


QUOTE FREEWRITE: Freewrite on ONE of the above events for 5-7 min.

 Play some music as you do this.  You may write from the point in time you are right now reflecting

 back on this event (ex. “I remember when I was seven years old and my mother told me . . .”), or you

may write as if you were the age you were experiencing the event (ex.  “The day was cold.  I am seven

years old, and I hear my mother calling for me . . . ).








LIFELINE ACTIVITY—draw this diagram.  Ask Wally to explain it to you.

+5        high point events





--------1----------2---------3---------4---------5  etc.





-5         low point events


DEBRIEF: Jot down some comments on how this experience of journaling felt.  Be sure to

comment on how this experience may have felt different than the first journaling.


A. "This one's for you"

B. "When the student is ready, the teacher appears"

C. "carpe diem"

D.  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery; but today is a gift, that's why we call it the


E.  "None of us will pass this way again"

F.  "Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in awhile, you just might

          miss it."     (Ferris Bueller)

G.  "Do not go gentle into that good night"

H.  "Why not go out with all your flags flying?"

I.  "Sometimes less is more"

J.  "Take what you like and leave the rest"

K.  "This, above all, to thine own self  be true"

L.  "It's good to have an end to journey toward, but it's the journey that matters in the end"

M.  "All things be ready if our minds be."

N.  "For there is nothing either good or bad, but          thinking makes it so."

O.  "What a piece of work is [wo]man.

P.  "The perfect human is really the imperfffect one!"

Q.  "The readiness is all."

R.  "How important is it?"    

S. "Don't let grades get in the way of your education."

T.  "We know what we are, but not what we may be"

U.  "Do you follow your head or your heart"

V.  "Don't compare your insides to other people's outsides"

W.  "No one deserves the right to live rent free in your brain"

X.  "Live and let live"

Y.  "Expect the unexpected"

Z.  "There is more to life than increasing its speed" --Gandhi

AA.  "Doesn't everyone die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your

one wild and precious life?"  Mary Oliver

BB.  "To err is human, to forgive divine"

CC.  "A little learning is a dangerous thing."

DD.  "This too shall pass."

EE.  "How important is it?

FF.  "First things first"

GG.  "Life is not a dress rehearsal."

HH.  "To be what we are and become what we are capable of becoming it the

                   meaning of this world." -Robert Louis Stevenson

II.  "To do is to be" -Sartre

JJ.  "To be is to do." -Aristotle

KK.  "To be or not to be . . . " -Shakespeare

LL.  "do be do be do be do be do" -Sinatra

MM.  "Let him that would move the world first move himself." -Socrates

NN.  "The willow which bends to the tempest

                   often escapes better than the oak

                   which resists it; and so in great

                   calamities, it sometimes happens that

                   light and frivolous spirits recover

                   their elasticity and presence of mind

                   sooner than those of a loftier character."

                   -Sir Walter Scott