During a recent visit to my brother’s house I found my 17 yr old nephew engaging in activities such as coldwater challenge and a game of assassin? The names alone are disturbing enough. Assassin is played with nerf guns and the kids literally go around trying to shoot each other. If you get shot, you are out of the game. This is played all day, every day. The only rule is you are unable to shoot each other during school or at your place of employment. Otherwise, all is far in the game of assassin. The last man standing by graduation wins.
I will assume all of you have heard of the coldwater challenge. My brother lives on a lake in Minnesota, so you can imagine the opportunity for this game to be played on his property. It was started as a fundraiser for a good cause. All was fun and games, until a young man died from attempting the challenge alone on the Mississippi River.
We are smart loving beings, can we please think of other ways to have fun and raise money. I wish to declare that we have a contest everyday of who can give the most Hugs, which also means you get Hugs. Jack Canfield, bestselling author and success coach, stated in a presentation once we need 16 hugs a day to transform our lives.
“ We need 4 hugs a day for Survival,
8 hugs a day for maintenance,
12 hugs a day for growth,
and 16 hugs a day to transform our lives.”
This is the life I want to live. How about you?
Why is it we have to do dangerous and nasty things to be seemingly “have fun”. What’s fun about killing other people? Call me a flower child, but all we need is love. And actually, displaying love and affection is vulnerable and scary too. Honestly, it’s harder than the negative actions we take, because it has become so unexpected and next to unacceptable. Right?
A teacher is unable to touch a child in anyway, without getting in trouble. Of course we want no negative touching or violence. But then why are we allowing our children to play games like assassin?
Children need hugs, we all do. Let’s get back to being “human beings” and share our love, our emotions with one another. Let’s demonstrate how that works! And track the results of how our live changes with the infusion of positivity and love!
Hugs to you all;
I challenge you to try to get 16 hugs a day! Let me know how it makes you feel and what response you get by commenting on my blog. Insert Blog Link