A Ship to cross the Sea of Suffering

"Real happiness is found in the struggles we undergo to realise our goals, in our efforts to move forward." Daisaku Ikeda


I have updated my blog theme, to something I felt is a bit more versatile and user friendly. And something that looks a bit more fresh! So I hope you like it,

I also added a page with some of my photography. Over time I will continue to add images I can use without needing permission to publish.

Today was really wonderful.

I woke up bright and early, Sunday morning and I just couldn’t lay still…. Eager to get up and attend our family fun day events through the buddhist organization.

As a young women’s division member I felt that it was really important to support the event, even though it was aimed at younger kids and their parents. If anything, it was such a great way to bond a bit more with the other YWD in my district.

As it was one of my determinations for the 100 day challenge, I felt that I should exert myself to participate. It was so fun! Playing three main games, competing between each district in Auckland , using water balloons to accumulate points.

First up there was the back to back balloon race. Placing a balloon between two people, who are back to back, arms locked. And one of the pair had to carry a water balloon all the way to the end of the court, and place it in the box to score a point for the team. Returning to the team still trying not to drop the balloon we had to carry.

Second we had the classic three legged race, and took turns racing together to rack up points delivering our water balloons into the box at the opposite side of the court. And upon returning scrambling to get the leg tie off, and onto the next pair to complete the point scoring! my goodness what an exciting way to spend a Sunday morning! and in bonus to that, inviting exercise into my life! as i’ve determined many many times before!!

Last, we had another classic but with a twist! the egg and spoon race, but with water balloons instead!, whilst holding the other arm behind your back, holding onto a balloon — again to and from the box at the opposite side of the court to gain points in the competition.

I don’t know who won in the end! On the whole – but it was such a fun morning. Followed by various other stalls and games you could play – entertainment for the kids! I left after tempting my self in some balloon twisting, baton twirling and a few hoops with my YWD friends.

Feeling inspired to do some poetry, — I’ve been thinking a lot lately…

Peace xx

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