Make A Wish
My last post for the year and a quick one at that. I had my last gig for 2011 yesterday. It was as MC for a Make A Wish Christmas luncheon onboard P&O’s Pacific Pearl docked at Auckland. Pacific Cirque performed some suitably impressive thing that we should not try at home. I interviewed the Wish Child about his going to the Rugby World Cup and meeting the All Blacks. I sold raffle tickets, toured the ship and much money was raised.
What impressed and pleased me greatly was their focus. It wasn’t entirely on the Wish Child, who by definition has a life threatening condition, and feeling sorry for anyone. It was very much about creating magic and enriching lives – generating some positivity where it can only do a lot of good. And it was about doing that for everyone involved not just the Wish Child. What a great idea!
I’ve written a lot about focus. Always sounds good but it can sometimes blind us. If we’re focusing solely on a ‘sick’ child, that ends being all we see. Redirect the focus and so much more is visible. The whole child, their future, the family, the volunteers, everyone involved. All of whom are having their lives enriched.
And there was dessert – chocolate!