This weekend I ventured to Payson, AZ with my sorority sisters for a retreat. Being that I am a freshman and new member of Delta Gamma, I had little to no expectations of what we would be doing, and how things would go. After coming home today, I have decided to make this week’s post about something I experienced during retreat.
During one of our many activities, we played a bonding game that really stuck out to me.
In short, the game involved sitting in a circle facing outward and having 5 or so women standing in the center. The group leader would read aloud a prompt; for example:
“tap a sister who makes your day brighter”
“tap a sister who is a leader”
“tap a sister who inspires you”
“tap a sister who you want to know better”
and the women in the middle would go around tapping all of the women they felt matched that prompt. Now, the whole thing is done in confidentiality, meaning the women sitting are to close their eyes and just experience the tapping.
Hopefully I explained that well enough.. but anyway, this game really stood out to me. It stood out to me mostly because I saw how much of an impact it was having on me. When I sat facing outward with my eyes closed as my sisters (most of whom I didn’t know very well) tapped me countless times, I felt my face get hot. I was literally blushing. I was smiling and giggling and actually blushing, every time that I was tapped. I felt so loved, and appreciated, and genuinely good about myself.
In that moment, it became so clear how easy it is and how easy it can be to make someone’s day.
I know it isn’t easy to say those things out loud all the time, I personally have a hard time with that. In today’s society it seems pretty hard to just simply thank someone for being in your life or making your day better. But after this weekend, it doesn’t seem so hard.
The point of this post isn’t to just fill you in on a fun sorority experience, or to talk about how I felt good about myself this weekend. The point of this post is to show you how easily, just a couple of words can benefit someone’s day. To explain that simply telling someone you appreciate them, or complimenting their style or whatever you feel comfortable with saying, can truly impact someone.
I know this post might not have been a great read or maybe it’s something you already knew, but I just felt that this was something that is so simple, yet so significant and I wanted to share.
I hope you’re having a wonderful day 🙂