Friday, October 8, 2010
I have had the privilege to help run a holiday programme for the past two weeks looking after kids between the ages of 5 and 15. It was an awesome experience and I loved every single minute of it.
The things I loved the most was, the widening of the eyes when the kids saw a room full of bouncy castles, the smiles they each shared when they were having a good time, the openness to talk when they felt comfortable, and most of all the child like fun!!!
I am definitely putting my name down for next time.
On the other hand, I took another day roadtrip yesterday with a bunch of friends and made a spontaneous decision to do a treasure hunt.
Now just to clear things up, my treasure hunts are completely different from what you would imagine, our treasure are people.
What you do is, when you see a person that stands out to you, take a good look at them and think of an encouraging word, such as "I love your sense of style" or "I think your absolutely beautiful," and speak it out. It will make their day and they will feel very appreciated for someone to take time out of their day to share their encouraging thoughts. It is definitely life changing. I want to encourage you too, to speak to a total stranger and compliment them in anyway you feel will touch them the most. It fills me with Joy when I see them smile, and you too will feel that joy when you compliment strangers.