Everyday Legends: Refugee Camps & The Power of Play
A Dose of Inspiration To Get Your Day Going..
By Kris Deichler, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
This short BBC video below shows an inspiring group of performers, play specialists, musicians and actors - a group of everyday legends - going into the dire environments of refugee camps across Europe. Their mission is to bring lightness and joy to children living in often very dark and depressing conditions. It's amazing and touching to see how much joy, laughter and life this brings to the children's faces and how much of a difference something so simple can make to the human spirit. Watch them come alive and ask yourself...
How much play and joy am I bringing into my own life and how much more can I do so? How can I share this more with others
How can I share this more with others too starting just by sharing this video! What difference would that make?
We often associate play purely with childhood, but as many researchers say, play is a vital ingredient of our ongoing mental and emotional growth and health.
"The opposite of play is not work, it is depression!"
~ Brian Sutton-Smith (pioneering play researcher and author)
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