I am sitting in my office working on admin when I hear a joyful chorus of voices in the next room. It’s the Explorers group, playing Trouble. Many of us remember that game with the “pop-o-matic” bubble in the middle that is used for rolling the die.
Well, whenever anyone “pops” a 6 the entire group, teachers and children alike, breaks out into cheers! It is such a joyful noise I have to go in and see what is happening.
No matter who rolls the six, the delight for everyone is palpable. No sense of competition, just a general celebration of each other’s good fortune.
In the words of one of the teachers, “We rejoice when others rejoice.”