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I love this video. Really love it. I love it because it makes me believe that at our core, people are all the same, and we delight in small things that are made better because they are a shared experience. I find it comforting.
I've just returned home from just such an experience. A colleague and I ran a trivia night as a fundraiser for two school trips to Fiji and Thailand. In November, I will be travelling to Thailand and Laos with students from my school and while there, we will be visiting a remote village and helping to build the infrastructure of what will be a school for that community. Our trivia night was a bit of a rushed event, but we had 50-60 teachers and parents come together to have fun whilst raising money to go towards the cost of building materials for the projects we will be undertaking. I was feeling a little anxious about it today, worrying that people would find it a bit boring, but it was a resounding success, with laughter and a feeling of community bringing us together. I'm so glad we made the effort to organise it.
Not sure what the weekend will bring just yet, but I'm hoping I can catch up on much needed sleep and maybe even get my house clean. Now that's a tall order- maybe I should just aim for the sleep side of the equation.
Enjoy your weekend. Find a way to connect with others and share the spirit of community.