Christmas is coming up shortly and it’s that time of the year where I reflect the year – 2015
Every year I write a list of things I’m grateful for.
Family and Friends – during the good times and the bad times, you always know who your true friends are for the most challenging times of your life. My late mother always said, “There’s always someone in the world worse off than you, so don’t feel sorry for yourself.”
I’m proud that I’ve been able to bring The Wong Side of Life’s Kindness is for Free into schools – an anti-racism & and anti-bullying initiative. We’ve been able to add role playing (drama) by using my puppets so children experience what it’s like to be “the bully” and “the bullied,” as well as making popsicle puppets as part of a creative craft activity.
We also had a great Joy House Film Festival year, with the most entries received and audience thus far. I look forward to spread the joy each year by showcasing emerging filmmakers’ short film and giving prizes for not only best film, but also best youth and diversity short film. This is proudly supported by MEAA’s Diversity Committee. It’s a free yearly public event. Thank you to our sponsors – Media Super, Hoyts and Bendigo Bank (Willoughby North).
I love giving talks and was lucky to do so for Laneway Learning this year – a great crowd and AAFFN panel in Melbourne.
Christmas is also a difficult time for people, especially those in hospital. Every year I like to donate my Fairy Joy books to my local children’s hospital. To be able to give is most rewarding feeling.
I hope you’ll be able to pay it forward, give joy, be loyal to your family & friends. Being grateful, ethical and giving is good for the soul – it’s a way of living a joyful life!
Blessings to you and may 2016 be awesome for all.
Here are some creative foodies, craft & art ideas you can make and share for Christmas. Spread the joy!
* CREATIVE FOODIES IDEAS *
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS
Christmas tree hands – I did this in my creative lesson with the school kids- they loved it!
Christmas tree reindeer made from pegs – made by my next door neighbour’s son.
Reindeer egg cartoon head
Thumb print reindeers
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