Camp Formal at Merseyside Christian Youth Camp in 2009.
I loved loved loved that week at Camp. I enjoyed every single second from crashing into trees/walls on quad bikes and riding through muddy puddles to sitting on the top bunk of the bunks beds playing cards whilst singing along loudly to our music.
I love going to Camp for many reasons. The food is always delicious, the talks are always challenging and you always leave at the end of the week a changed person for one reason or another. Your perspectives change, your priorities change and you have a deeper relationship with God. Camp makes me happy because you are surrounded by people who share your beliefs and you can talk about your faith without the fear of being laughed at or insulted.
Today’s challenge also asks you for your definition of happiness. So here goes:
To me, happiness is doing what you feel is best even if it means you will let someone else down. It is about being surrounded by people you love being yourself with and not having to change to fit in or to be accepted. Happiness is forgiving others for the hurt and the pain they have caused you. It is about letting go of the past and embracing the future. Happiness is going out into the world and making the most of it before it is too late. It is about having a smile on your face despite the trials and acknowledging that you are not perfect. Happiness is accepting yourself with all your faults and failures. Happiness is about being true to yourself and always being honest with yourself as well as with others.