Just Keep Smiling Dealing With Stress About this Life Night The Gather helps teens decompress through an extended breathing exercise. The Proclaim encourages teens to rely on Jesus during times of immense stress. The Break allows teens to identify how they are stressed and engages them in a small group discussion. The Send invites teens into a guided time of prayer in Adoration, focusing on Jesus’ experience in the Garden of Gethsemane. Goal of This Night The goal of Just Keep Smiling is to help teens acknowledge how they avoid dealing with stress and empower them to grow through stressful situations by acting out of their security in Christ. Catechism # 203 # 1808 Scripture Psalms 118:14 John 16:33 1 John 3:1 -2 Key Concepts • Everyone faces potentially awkward or difficult situations that can cause stress in life; this is normal and can be an opportunity for growth. • Stress can be both positive and negative. The virtue of fortitude helps us respond to positive stress by facing it, rather than avoiding it out of fear. • Our identity is, first and foremost, found in God; it is not the sum of our moments of success or failure in our relationships, academic pursuits, or hobbies.