Words can not describe what I’ve been through the past week and the gratitude I have to the Mahopac Falls VFD, Joe Smith Funerals home and everyone else that has supported my whole family through this difficult time. #notabadride
Where are these? I want to see them in person
Fly Art, a Tumblr account created by students Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano has been perfectly mixing popular rap lyrics and Renaissance paintings since December 2013 and we only can hope that they never stop.
this is so dope
1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
For a retreat, a combination of bonding games, physical activities and a creative project make for a very nice balance. Everything you do will emphasis teamwork. I have some helpful posts with ice breakers, games and activity ideas:
RETREAT BASICS: Start your retreat with several ice breaker bonding games, then break for a brisk hike around the camp ground, swimming, zip-lining, running an obstacle course, yoga session, or playing some relay type games. Include a chapter chanting and singing time in the afternoon. Some chapter education and inspiration would also be nice. Add food, drink and sisterhood sharing time in the evenings and you have a well-rounded weekend retreat. None of these activities cost much and they don’t require lots of extra equipment.
For a craft/creative project in your retreat, consider some of these ideas:
- Attach a photo of each sister onto individual poster boards and ask sisters to sign and decorate the poster around each photo.
- Each sister paints & decorates a small flower pot. Display them on a table and ask all the sisters to write ‘affirmations’ on slips of paper and deposit them into the flower pots. Each sister then shares her encouragements in a sisterhood circle that evening.
- Make a small craft item for your philanthropy.
- Paint plaques or canvases with your special retreat theme.
- Plan a retreat photo booth. Supply a chalk board or dry erase board with the phrase “I LOVE XYZ SORORITY BECAUSE _____” or “XYZ SORORITY IS _____.” Ask each sister to fill in the blank and take a photo of each girl holding her board. Groups and pairs of sisters can also pose together.
With a mix of fun, bonding, energizing, creativity and sharing ~ your retreat should be a big success! xoxo ;)
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