The Present
End of Year Reflection "The Present: Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Compassion"

Today’s Activities

Phase 2: Respond

What is your overall response to the short film?

Rewatch the film and pause at 2:35. Use at least 5 adjectives to describe the boy during this part of the film.

Rewatch the film from 2:35 until the end. Use at least 5 adjectives to describe the boy during the second half of the film.

Opinion: Why does the boy feel the way he does about the dog and why do you think it changed?


Phase 3: Get Creative

The film is based on this comic strip by Brazilian, Fabio Coala.

Read more about the creation of the short film here.

Create your own comic strip using at least 5 major moments in the story.  Be sure to include thought bubbles and dialogue boxes. 

Comic Strip Template #1 

Comic Strip Template #2

Comic Strip Template #3

Print one of these comic strip templates or use your own google slides or google doc to create your comic.

Phase 4: Self Awareness

Video: What is Self Awareness?

What does it mean to you to be disappointed?

Why do you think Jill was originally disappointed?

How have you been able to connect with your friends or family during this pandemic?

Phase 5: Self Compassion

Take a Self-Compassion Break every day, every week, and whenever you need.  

Read more and watch this guiding video here.

Here are 20 Quotes to Inspire Self Compassion

Memorize one or two that inspire you.


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