Prayer flags inspired this adventure. We worked on this adventure for 3 days, and we loved every moment of it! Prayer flags are just cool. The idea that you can create something tangible to express a sentiment of goodwill for someone else and that the wind can “carry” that sentiment is just so nice.
I wanted to have some good conversations with my children about:
- What makes people that don’t know us want to help us?
- Why do we want to help others?
- How do we think we can help?
Much of our “talk” when we discuss service revolves around making others happy. I wanted to talk about:
- What makes us happy?
- How do we know what will help others be happy?
So, I started there. And we went on a journey to learn about prayer flags and the intents of our hearts.
- I learned that my son’s godfather already holds a special place in my son’s young heart.
- I learned that my son has been pondering situations and ideas from things we did months ago in helping someone.
- I learned that my son only wants to listen to good music and watch good shows because that makes him “feel happy.”
- I learned that my boys truly believe in and value the act of prayer.
- Family, home, good food, and treats are the things that my boys said make them the happiest.
In researching prayer flags, we came across this project, and we all decided that we needed to do it. We needed to make our own prayer flags, to create a symbol of our own good intentions for good things for others.