• Game : Sorry Game Night

    Forgiveness can be a heavy but important topic to talk about as a family. Let’s lighten the mood and have a game night. Pop some popcorn, get everyones favorite candy and play SORRY the board game. As you play talk about how it feels when someone wrongs you and how we can all find a way to forgive others. Use this time to laugh, play and learn as a family.

  • Outing : Don’t Keep Score

    Head to the park or your driveway for a game of basketball, or Horse. Enjoy a game without keeping score (this may be harder for the parents). Afterward talk about how fun it was to not keep score and just enjoy playing. Also talk about when you forgive someone else, you are deciding to not keep score of who’s right and who’s wrong. When you forgive someone you are both winners, because you wipe the slate clean and start new. Let’s try to remember in life we aren’t supposed to keep score.

  • Recipe : Second Chance Kitchen

    Is there a recipe or food that your family may not have enjoyed at one time? It’s time to give that food a second chance! Pull out those cook books or search the internet for a recipe with that food item or a new version of an old recipe.

    If you have trouble finding a recipe/food to “forgive” and give a second chance to, try brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts get the short end of the
    stick, however they are yummy and nutritious. Try this delicious recipe and give them a second chance.

    Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon


    12+ Brussels sprouts

    Extra-virgin olive oil

    Kosher salt

    black pepper

    2 slices thick cut bacon, cut into pieces

    1 block Parmigiano-Reggiano

    Preheat the oven to 400
    degrees F.

    Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise, from top to bottom. Toss the sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven until tender, about
    20 minutes. While the sprouts are roasting, put the bacon in a small sauté pan with a splash of olive oil and bring the pan to a medium heat. Cook the bacon until it is crispy, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan. Toss the roasted Brussels with the crispy bacon and about a tablespoon of bacon grease. Using a peeler, shave a few slices of Parmigiano on top. Enjoy this second chance food!

  • Craft : Forgiveness Collage

    It’s always fun to create and craft. However we tend to have a lot of left over pieces of paper, scraps of fabric, mismatched beads and stickers. Don’t throw them away, give them a second chance. Get all those left overs together and create a collage, giving those craft pieces a second chance at being beautiful. You can create a stained glass type collage, use scraps to create a flower or tree, or just be creative and create an abstract collage. Place your work of art on the wall or fridge and tell friends or house guests about your forgiveness collage and how you gave these random craft pieces a second chance and how we should forgive others and give them a second chance as well.