we've been blogging for 2 and a half years and this is probably one of the most interesting & well thought events we've ever attended - the idea is already brilliant, bringing positivity to kuwait, and the execution is so cleverly done it builds a story and feeds into the theme very smoothly - the invitation card already told a great deal about the event and the people behind it..
alnowair event took place in an old villa in salmiya, dusty rusty but oozing charm and beauty, the contrast created by the beautiful designs and journey made all the difference - the first station of the journey started with bright yellow umbrellas, the color of sunshine, associated with happiness creativity and enlightenment - the following step was a yes/no illusion, basically it's about training your brain to see the positive in negative things, to see the yes in the no - i think it is a great insight that we, as a family, have learned the hard way - but now we know that when negative things happen to us, they happen for a reason, and most of the time it's a positive one - we learned that everything changes when you look at negative events in retrospect, sometimes you go ah! now i see.. thank god it happened that way! this step also has a nice surprise, but i promised not to reveal it so i'll keep quiet :)
helium balloons station came next, basically it's about letting go of your grudge, hang it to a helium balloon and let it take all that negative energy away - i couldn't think of a grudge so i skipped this station, good news i guess :)
and since i am not exercising nowadays, i also skipped the hopscotch station dedicated to leading an active lifestyle, which makes you a happier person - the flowers station was cool, dedicated to kindness that make people happy - there were some flowers planted in that station for visitors to share with each other and i guess i found the right person who truly deserved a "positive flower", the wonderful woman behind this initiative - my next station was the gratitude wall, it seems that gratitude encourages you to find some goodness in your life, so i wrote down my gratitude and posted it on the wall, the answer was a no brainer, my wonderful family.
i won't dwell on each and every station, however one of the interesting corners was called pencil - basically it has been proven that if you bite on a pencil, you kind of force yourself to smile and your brain will associate your face muscles action with the feeling of pleasure, hence you will automatically feel better.. never knew that!
the last step was a summary wall with an invite to stamp "like" on your best station - for me it was the yes/no station as i personally related to it - though our blog is not the epitome of positivity, i signed the pledge to spread positivity - mind you our goal has always been to change things for the better, even when we harshly complain..
thank you alnowair for the invite, this is truly a brilliant idea that will grow in giant strides - wonderful event, beautifully organized.