The following poem about personal responsibility was posted on the wall of a third grade class. The students wrote it themselves and they recite it every day.
Our Responsibility Poem
I am responsible for how I feel and what I do. Nobody can make me feel anything.
If I have a rotten day, I am the one who allowed it to be that way.
If I have a great day, I am the one who deserves the credit for being positive.
It is not the responsibility of other people to change so that I can feel better.
I am the one who is in charge of my life.