If you spend any amount of time with me, you will quickly realize I am an extremely emotional person. I hide a lot of it behind a logical exterior, but spend a little bit of time with me and you’ll see the emotion very quickly.
If you spend more than 5 minutes around me, you probably have a ton of them about me, because I’m a very unusual person & I do/say some very odd things… First of all, I take this as a compliment, I mean, normal people are boring, and who wants to be around a boring person?
As some of you know, I was away at a camp this week. And it was an awesome week. But before I went, one of the other counselors (we’ll call him Steve) was feeling his fire for it burning out, and he was not looking forward to it. Then the first day of camp, 2 of the campers (who have been with us since the 2nd year) came to myself and another counselor (we’ll call him Bob) and said that they wanted to make a video for Steve, saying how much they appreciated him and all his hard work over the past 7 years. We called this project “Cake: The One Time It’s Not A Lie”. Sneaking around behind Steve’s back, these 2 campers went and filmed other campers, staff, and counselors (and even some alumni) describing Steve, how they met Steve, and how Steve inspired them. Then on the last night of camp, we showed Steve “Cake”. That Cake renewed the fire that burned in Steve’s heart. Continue reading →