The RS presidency was in charge of the activity. The theme was on gratitude. I didn't raise my hand when our president asked for volunteers. I was helping another sister sort toiletries that we had collected to put in bags to send to the women's shelter. I don't know how many volunteers she ended up with, but her demonstration didn't actually go as well as she had hoped.
To each sister (and the two Elder missionaries who happened to be there) she gave each a small rock and a candy kiss. She told each to put the rock in her (or his) shoe and walk around, but to please enjoy the candy. The idea was "to enjoy the candy so much that you didn't think about the rock in your shoe." I'm afraid I would have focused on the rock more than the candy.
The idea was to be grateful for the good. But I suppose we can be grateful for painful things as well. As I heard another sister speak on gratitude, I felt impressed to share this post. Perhaps I should have just allowed the sisters to visit with one another, but chose to stand and relate a bit about Corrie ten Boom's biography and the encounter with the fleas.
I try to be grateful for things and focus on the things I have rather than the things that I don't. I'm pleased to know that many of my posts express some form of gratitude. My I always be grateful and not get upset. Something to work on still.