Students and adults need to understand the value of being present in the moment. Everyone needs to be reminded of the value of sitting still for a moment and feeling gratitude for the intangible gifts we are given every day. Being present means being respectful, kind good listeners, having patience, understanding mistakes help us grow, and having fun, and appreciating the simplicity of life.
I do this activity with students and even teachers who struggle with being present the moment and dwelling on the past or stressing about the future after we read, "What does it mean to be present?" by Rana DiOrio.