April 2018

From the Dragons’ Den

Here we are again, happy as can be. All good friends and jolly good company!

How lucky we are if we have friends and companions who fill us with happiness and joy; who make our days feel good and our lives seem really worthwhile.  Every time we meet at Little Dragons, I give thanks for the opportunities provided for happiness, leaving me with a smile on my face and a light heart.  These little people come along with their Carers (Mums, Dads, Aunties, Grannies, Childminders) and bring such a wealth of love and hope into our church.

It may be, that on occasion, one of our little people may be having ‘a bad day’ and it may be quite a challenge to find the trigger that can bring them to their usual enjoyment.  Sometimes George, Uncle Sam or Idris are brought into play earlier than Storytime, in order to calm a little person whose day seems to have gone completely wrong.

Perhaps we could rent out G, US & I to anyone in our Congregation, or beyond, who is need of cheering up, calming down or has the need to feel that they aren’t alone and that the whole world hasn’t turned against them.  It’s amazing what a five-minute cuddle with one of our residents of the Dragon basket can achieve.

Recently, I came across a biggish, red dragon (ostensibly a hot water bottle cover, I believe), not named yet, which provided solace to one of our members recently. (A Little Dragon member, I add – although I did notice a Senior Dragon eyeing the said dragon up with obvious intent.)

This very Welsh, red dragon has, so far, not acquired a name but I am sure it won’t be long before he does.  I utterly refuse to include him in our LD song, though, which at present consists of 4 verses.  There is really, really not time for another verse, otherwise we will not be enjoying the heights of the hill with the grand Old Duke until mid-afternoon.  It’s a complicated life when one is involved with the glorious fantasy of the Little Dragon World.

Enough of this nonsense!  There is dusting to be done and windows to clean. Not likely! – far more fun to be cutting out reversible happy and unhappy faces!

Keep smiling!    Val


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