Last Friday at our staff meeting two of my colleagues shared one of our Sanford Harmony lessons called “Pop That Thought Bubble”. We are going through different lessons throughout the 4th Grade lesson plan book in our staff meetings over the next few months and this was the first one.
This was the first question they asked: “If you were to take a guess into what that means what would you say?”
The first thing that “popped” into my head was that we can decide to change our thought patterns. When we recognize a negative thought we have the choice to “Pop that thought bubble” and move on.
1 Corinthians 10:5 states: “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
Peter Pan said to “Think happy thoughts”
Taylor Swift said to “Shake it off”
While this idea to “Pop a thought bubble” isn’t a new concept to us, it is always a good reminder to not allow those negative thoughts to fester or to take root in our hearts and minds. We can easily go down the rabbit trail of bitterness and self deprication that leaves us empty and hollow.
OR we can take those thoughts into captivity, replace them with “happy thoughts” and make a decision each and every time to consciously pop that thought bubble!
What thought bubble do you need to pop today?