What a special day!
Click the link below to see how we spent MADIBA DAY
What a special day!
Click the link below to see how we spent MADIBA DAY
I dedicate this article to the late Robin Williams, “I thank you for your massive kindness, your inspirational contributions to our world, I loVe you – I hope you feel the bubbles of loVe I’m sending your way”.
I truly believe the most powerful words we can say and hear are “I loVe you”, to ourselves and ALL others. We all need to hear them and feel loVed.
And so wherever you are in the world, even though I may not even know you yet, “I loVe you, I loVe you for doing the best you can with the tools you have and for being part of the family of humankind.”
I would like to share a special story, like the Patch Adams story (which Robin brought to life in the movie), this one also features a Care Clown who kindly gifted her time to support the emotional wellness of children in hospital.
see more here… http://www.spice4life.co.za/making-difference/joys-giving-ark
Dearest Deanne & her panel of delights choosing the scholarship winner…
I am Nicola Jackman – an actress & joy catalyst. I’ve been a professional performing artist for over 18 years and for the past 10 years I’ve devoted most of my life to growing loVe & joy. I started a Public Benefit organisation in 2003, it’s called The UPliftment Programme (www.theup.org.za) – we go into hospitals, schools and homes and share loVe & joy with the children there – volunteering our time at least once a week and collectively UPlifting approximately 3000 children every month.
I abSOULutely loVe hOOping, I may be relatively new to all the tricks and tools – but I’m a swift learner and deeply committed to growing loVe & joy in the world and I’m fully aware that hOOping does both!!
I am in awe at the growing support of our first ever global campaign #hula4loVe, encouraging folk around the world to send us their hooping minutes so we can create a circle of loVe around the world. And the exciting thing is… since our organisation birthed the idea on 1st Feb #hula4loVe initiative has logged over 29 000kms/mins; so we have shifted the intention form 1 Circle of LoVe to 10 Circles of Love (as we are celebrating our 10years of joyful service)…
I LOVE THIS PLANET, I LOVE IT’S PEOPLE, I BELIEVE WE CAN TRANSFORM FEAR CONSCIOUSNESS WITH ALOT OF HEART, LOVE & JOY… And I see Circles of LoVe being part of that shift…
The Circle of LoVe moves around my body, toning me and giving me some self-love time – I send those minutes to #hula4loVe and I’m part of a global movement then that co-creating a collective art piece – our planet virtually circled in OUR LOVE!!!
Thanks for you’re consideration!!
With LoVe & UPpreciation for the ROCKSTAR of loVe & hOOping you are in this Looneyverse
This was one remarkable marathon of a weekend, as it included marching for the protection of our lions along with over 2000 others in Johannesburg, serious consideration of the on-going plight of our Rhino’s and even the training of 5 new volunteer Care Clowns… Wanting to do something hand-on, I chose to include one further gift, a Care Clown visit to the children of Charlotte Maxeke (JHB General Hospital).
Together with 3 other awesome Care Clowns, we sang songs of joy, of loVe and fun to ALL in passages and wards. Then we came to this room of five young patients, one was behind curtains, the four others ranged from shy young toddler, to very interactive almost teen. We knocked, we were invited in and each Care Clown chose a new friend to share joy time with. I chose the shy toddler, who lay very still, his eyes just occasionally glancing at me approaching gently.
As I reached his bed, I looked briefly into his uncertain little eyes and then swiftly looked away, in a super shy giggle, placing my head softly onto his bed, next to his one little hand. As my head lay there still gently giggling, he reached for my hair and as he touched my hair, he giggled too.
I knew now that I had a bridge to bring him more joy, so I gently stood up, now taking in his surroundings. On his bed was one of those clear noisy guns that show the machinery of the noise maker inside… The gun was broken so I curiously picked it up, unclear of its purpose, speaking a Minion like (minXadeesh) gibberish, I explored it and discovered it had imaginary buttons and was actually a type of phone. Making the digital tones “dooo deee booo baaaa dooo” I pushed the buttons and instantly the imaginary caller & I were engaged in an excited gibberish conversation… “blesght bregeshhht mulesha purushheeey brumumm moooeshey sshha shsha…” His eyes smiling, he’s watching intently… I gesture on the phone that the caller wants a word with him too… Placing the phone to my new friend’s ear – he takes the phone joyfully & shouts into it “bresch mrooosh bregentemshum” then he pushes it back to me – I end the call with another excited “gerushmd kungsdehts colunerfrumcaleee” and hang up – looking at my friend… We both giggle ourselves silly and this remarkable gift of a game, that’s fuelling us both, starts up again & again & again!!! Without language, our hearts are engaged and we play for about 10 awesome minutes. Then as I’m about to leave him, I lean down to pick UP some toys of his off the floor that he may enjoy once I’m gone; Again my heart once again beams with joy, as I place onto his bed , a lion, a rhino and a minion…
I live a life full of miracles and right now I really understand – as a joy catalyst – I’m a bit of a minion for this planet’s health. I will do all that I can to support ALL beings and as such support myself to be less of a “despicable me” and more of a light!!!
So Dear One’s I wish you all on-going truth, love, awesome gifting to others and self and a growing LOVING relationship with God & ALL of this planet too.
This lovely newsletter for Care Clowns around the world featured our UPlifitng work in SA.
Thank you Shobi Dobi for your awesome writing and this great exposure :0)
Special thanks to this inspiring organisation for this lovely interview done with UP’s Cheerlady Nicola Jackman. To listen CLICK HERE
Around the world hundreds & thousands of awe inspiring change makers, catalysts & activists are creating miraculous transformation and this inspires us all to keep active with our projects too.
The UPliftment Programme is celebrating 1O YEARS of sharing joy and inspired by all these awesome events, nek-nominations, 100Happy Days and the likes – we’ve just launched our first global game – a collective art piece #hula4loVe.
See more on https://www.facebook.com/Hula4LoVe
We are making inspiring films, loads of awesome events & we will start hooping in schools from previously disadvantaged communities… If you’re inspired to sUPport…
If you’d like to donate to The UP here’s all the info you may need
Account name: The UPliftment Programme, Bank Name: Standard Bank, Branch name: Claremont, Branch code: 0251090, Account number: 072538546
Then drop UP an email if you want to enjoy the tax benefits of donating to UP… upliftmentprogramme(at)gmail.com
With love & thanks
The UP and #hula4loVe Teams…
Yay (def.) is an exclamation indicating joy, approval, congratulation, or triumph.
When I say “Yay” – you say “YAY” – Why? Because it feels so good. Why? Because it’s a perfect expression of joy; because even if you don’t feel like saying it, when you do say YAY – it makes you feel like saying it again – YAY!
Here’s an article on JOY & YAY… thanks to MetaVarsity for encouraging me to write it…
Wishing you all a year full of YAY!!!
Whatever it is you want to do in your life – don’t delay COMMIT TODAY… do one thing that show’s every part of you that you’ve made a commitment to doing it – even if it’s a dream holiday – go find a picture of the island and put it somewhere visable, or the pottery, gym, language class that you’ve always wanted to do, make call’s today to find out how you can do them… “ask and you shall receive” is clearly in the bible – and we kind of ask and then start thinking how and block ourselves with the thoughts of their impossibility… From my own experience – my advise is we just need to put the REQUEST out clearly by making a commitment to doing it. Then let go and let GOD…