As usual, we had an amazing summer with our book clubs, but this year there was a special twist! We always try to select interesting books that carry some type of life lesson within the story. One group of students read The Magic Mala and the author, Bob Olson, wanted to be involved. Not only did he send everyone a personalized signed copy of the book, he also offered to answer any questions they had.
Our coaches wrote down their questions, such as “was the main character written about your own life”, or “did you know the ending the book before you began writing it”. Bob sent us a video recording of him answering each question, one by one. We had a viewing party with a nice dinner, watched the video, discussed the responses, and had a great time!
The lesson was an important one: it was that while you cannot control everything that happens in your life, you hold more power that you might think in using positive thoughts. Using a mantra or repeating a phrase that represents something you would like to see happen, can be a powerful tool in influencing your path. The kids really enjoyed the whole experience- THANK YOU Bob Olson and coach Caren Sollod for making this happen!