Today’s card #4 is Dancing in the rain. “I’m singing in the rain. Just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I’m happy again. …” Who does not know the song by Kelly Gene? Yes, I am singing in the rain, I am dancing in the rain. The little cold raindrops are covering my hair, waking up my skin, wetting my lips, running down my jacket, splashing on my sneakers. And finally entering the soil… to continue their unknown journey. Who cares about the mascara running down my cheeks, my hair looking like spaghetti, and my feet getting wet? It feels so good to have these little wet cold raindrops touching my skin. They tickle, they massage, they refresh my skin in the most pleasant and natural way… Still singing and running home now, to get my hot shower. 😉
Today’s card #3 is I LOVE YOU. Oh what a phrase full of cliché. But meaningful. I love you. What a beautiful sentence. It feels deeply. Why don’t we use it more often – in a real meaningful way? Maybe because this loving feeling is so deep that we sometimes cannot find it anymore. It’s hidden in our daily life routine. No time, too deep, too WHAT? Just one minute – take a deep breath and by slowly breathing out think of all people – your family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances – you feel deeply for, you love, you appreciate…. Your face clears up, gets soft and happy. You are full of “I love you”s.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
It’s not going about carnival. It’s going about a kids’ project I would like to initiate. This project came to my mind several years ago, inspired by my sister Caroline (a big “thank you” :)). She was doing an internship in Ireland when she felt sick and had to go to the hospital. The results of the examination were inconclusive, and my sister remained in the hospital with her stomach ache…. and with her positive attitude: she put a green T-shirt on that stood in her eyes for hope. Eventually she got better and she got fine.
I don’t want to say that the green T-shirt healed her. But it helped her mentally to stay positive and believe that things would turn out in a good way.
This inspired me to create the “SUPERHEROES” T-shirt kids’ project. I thought it would be great if children – especially sick children, but any others, too – had a T-shirt that stood for HOPE, LOVE and POSITIVE ENERGY. A T-shirt they would love to wear and that would give them strength and a good feeling – even if it was for a short moment only. A T-shirt that could support the children in their healing process – a T-shirt that would make them feel like SUPERHEROES.
But it’s not just a plain T-shirt – no, this T-shirt will be printed with a motif jointly made by children. A “SUPERHEROES” T-shirt designed by children for children – full of hope, love and positive energy!
This project is about imagination – I believe in the power of imagination. It’s about giving – I believe in the power of giving. And it’s about children – yes, and I believe in the power of children!
My dream is to do this project all over the world. And I am just at the beginning…. I? No, it’s a “WE” project. A project for which many helping hands are needed – starting with the precious hands and intuitive creative minds of children. We also need a room to create art with the children, we need hospitals that are interested in this project… and we need you – people who believe in the power of imagination, giving and children.
Are you interested?
If you are interested in this project I would be happy to hear from you. If you are interested in having your 6-12 year old child participating in the SUPERHEROES contest please contact me. No special skills are necessary. Once location, date etc. are fixed you will be informed right away.
We will start to create the T-shirts in Brussels, donating them to hospitals in Belgium – and of course to others if there is demand, and we want to pre-sell them soon (“Get One, Give One”).
Thank you for your interest! And if you know somebody who might like this project please feel free to share this information. We will write about the progress of the SUPERHEROES project on this blog. Thank you for connecting by sending me a message on Facebook or via the LOD’WI blog newsletter or send me a mail.
Today’s card #2 is FEELING CLOSE TO NATURE. Some days ago I was walking in the woods. It was misty and drizzling. And somehow a tree got my attention and I just wanted to touch him. “May I touch you, wonderful tree?”… the bark was rough and full of structure. And at the same time soft, covered by green wet moss. I was wondering how many years the tree has been rooted there… standing there… in the rain, sun, wind, snow… Giving us oxygen, beautiful leaves, protection. Giving me that day strength and energy. “It was nice connecting with you.”
Tree hugging (or just touching) is not weird and not just for hippies. Re-connecting with nature is becoming more and more important again. Have a look at The School of Life: http://www.theschooloflife.com/london/shop/how-to-connect-with-nature/
Maybe you want to invite a friend for a tree hug walk?