Wooster Chapel on WiNK
Welcome to this week's virtual chapel! We hope this experience provides you with an opportunity to begin your weekend by slowing down and checking in with yourself and the world around you. Please enjoy!
To begin, let's check-in with our bodies. Here is a short mindfulness body scan that was created by the office of Integrative Health and Wellbeing of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Song of the Week
Today's song of the week is "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" by the band, Panic! At The Disco. This week marked a month of distance learning here at Woo and for that we just wanted to say, hey, you made it this far! Take a listen to this song and think about the hard work that you have already accomplished even through these hard times. And, for our seniors, we want you all especially to take a moment to see how far you've come. Many of you know your plans for the fall and it's something to be very proud of. Keep up the hard work everyone, we can do this.
Thought of the Week
On Wednesday, April 22nd, we celebrated the 50th Earth Day. One interesting aspect of this global crisis is that while the whole world is shut down, mother nature is getting an opportunity to breathe. Have you heard about the huge difference in global air pollution since this pandemic started spreading across the globe? If not, here is an article about it.
This weekend, we invite you to take a moment and think about your own relationship to the natural world. Check out this short video narrated by Reese Witherspoon called "Nature is Speaking." Then, go outside for 10 minutes, take deep long breaths of fresh air and take in the natural world around you. As you do this, check in with your senses - ask yourself how you feel, what do you see, smell, and hear? Allow yourself to really wonder in nature.
We are continuing our tradition of appreciation here at Wooster. Who are you appreciative for and why? Let us know so we can share it with the Wooster community. Send your appreciations to Rev. Tickner at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Appreciation".
Check out this week's appreciations:
- From Ms. Higgins and Ms. McLeod - We would like to appreciate the Class of 2023 for the enthusiasm and energy they bring to Humanities and for their work in recording the history of the pandemic for Generals of the future!
Thank you for participating in this week's chapel experience. We hope you all have a great weekend.
Rev. Tickner & Mel Vazquez