Julia is eight years old and she is from Brazil. Her parents are missionaries. I either meet her by the pool or like the other day, in the dining room. Every time I see her she exclaims, ”This is the best day of my life!” Or if you would ask her how she’s doing she answers, ”Couldn’t be better!”
”But Julia, how can every day be the best day of your life?
”I don’t know! But if I have ice cream, it’s the best day of my life! Yesterday was the best day of my life because I got to play mini cricket!”
”So, why is this day the best one of your life?”
”We’re going to the mall!”
”What are you going to do there?”
”I don’t know! But we are gonna eat there.” The mall has a few good restaurants. And air con. So consequently, that is where YWAMers in Worcester go. There is also a cinema. It costs 36 rand (3,60 euro), except on Wednesdays when it is 18 rand. The base is pretty empty Wednesday nights... Julia continues reflecting on the best day of her life.
”Last year was also the best day of my life because then I also got to play mini cricket!”
”So, Julia, do you want to say something to the readers of my blog?”
”You have to enjoy life! I’m a kid, I need to enjoy my life!” Then she writes in Portuguese on my napkin,
”But I write that you need to be happy. ‘Vocé te qi se fese’ though I don’t write Portuguese very well.
Daniel, Julia’s dad, who is also doing the Creative Leadership Seminar with me, once told me how Julia had been sitting with some guys playing cards. One of the guys was not doing very well, shouted and hit the table. Julia asked him,
”Have you had your quiet time today?”
I think I also need to look for something every day that makes this the best day of my life. Starting it off with God is always a good idea...