Hello friends, this week the thought that has been on my mind is how amazing it feels to be part of a team and to share resources and skills. These teams can take all forms and work towards many purposes. I would like to share some ideas about working in community and turning away from an isolated lifestyle.
This weekend began with the Kawana Farmer’s Markets. Aitor was training with the Mooloolaba Coastguard all weekend, a service that could not be given without a strong sense of teamwork and each person taking on responsibilities to get jobs done. This meant it was just Kai and I who turned up at Kawana Waters State College, firstly to vote and then to have a look at some beautiful, fresh produce and breathe in the community vibe.
Lining up in the voting line Kai said, ‘like aeroplane,’ he thought we were at the airport ready to fly. Nope, we were in the voting line and the kind service of the volunteers was very noticible. One lady offered me a chair as I was standing in line, it seems my belly has really popped out- only 8 weeks to go now until bubba arrives! This was just one example of a functioning team of volunteers all doing their part to make the voting process run smoothly, not to mention each of the candidates’ crews, handing out last minute pamphlets.
Once that was over, we went to the markets and enjoyed some live music, joined a bunch of families in the playground and met a man who believes in colaboration over competition. Brad is the proud owner of Against the Grain, a Sunshine Coast business which sells organic cosmetics and herbs. I spoke to him about Solstice and our ideas for putting the product out there on the Coast and how his experience had been with his product. I was so grateful that Brad spoke honestly and agreed that by working together, small natural companies can create a bigger consumer shift away from chemical and synthetic products. Please see this link for more information about the products of Against the Grain Health.
Also at the markets, Kai and I met a new mother to the Sunshine Coast, with a little boy also called Kai. She had not yet met many people and we happily shared some links with her through Facebook, including Surfing Mum’s Caloundra and invited her to a Winter Solstice festival which I will be collaboratively running on behalf of the Caloundra Steiner School Initiative. Click on the titles to see the FB links. I was so pleased that by being open and honest, it was really easy to share these great projects and encourage the coming together of more people.
I truely believe that although technology can be used in many negative ways it is an amazing tool for creating groups and inspiring positive action in community.
In the afternoon, Kai went to play with some friends, while I went to a committee meeting for the Caloundra Steiner School Initiave. We got a lot done and each took on new tasks for the month ahead. We have a strong vision of creating a school that nourishes the inner spirit of children to grow confidently into their highest selves and the enthusiasm of each member at the meeting was very uplifting.
Thanks to another collaboration of families helping families, Kai had a wonderful afternoon in the local bushland with his friends whilst both Mummy and Daddy were at work with their community commitments.
I am grateful for each and every one of you who gives your time to work in a team towards the betterment of our society. In order to create change collaboration is key. If you haven’t yet found your tribe, joining a group that interests you and speaks to your heart is a wonderful step forward. In working toward a common goal we develop meaningful relationships and create positive changes socially and environmentally.
Have an awesome week, love the RAMA family.