Thank You From Timbavati Wildlife Park to Land’s End
Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. This week is a special post. I would like to give honorable mention to the good people over at Land’s End Clothing Outfitters. This past weekend we were fortunate enough to host their company’s annual employee appreciation event.
That event was really rad and appropriate to come after Labor Day which is a celebration of the American workforce. I think the best part about the event is watching the steady stream of people who are taking some time from their day to day workflows to celebrate camaraderie and teamwork.
Land’s End Children and The Moment
The children are always the best parts of these types of events. I can’t tell you how many parents I watched have their cameras and phones as the ready waiting for “The Moment.” You do know what The Moment is don’t you? It’s that moment where a toddler decides to take that leap of faith and stick the carrot in the pygmy goat/giraffe/camel’s mouth.
See the children really do want to feed the animals. They’re afraid to do it and that kicks a wonderful chain of events forward. You see day in and day out we witness parent and child experience The Moment in the park. The coolest part about it is the parent’s demonstrations and encouragement. You see just as in nature when we see our children reluctant to do something, we show them by example. All over the park you have kids dropping carrots 2 feet short of an animals mouth and a mom or dad picking it up and encouraging them to try it again.
The Moment occurs when the parent has finally convinced the child that they would be able to feed the animal without reason to fear. Watching them overcome that is its own reward. This teaches them not to fear animals and to appreciate them. We’re grateful for the bonds that we can create with them to have full relationships as citizens of the planet Earth.
A Video Is Worth A Thousand Likes
When all the dust settles and everyone returns to work today we wanted to thank the good people at Land’s End for allowing us to enjoy your families and their moment’s this weekend. Here’s a short video recap of the day’s festivities. Check it out and see if you recognize any of your friends in it and again we thank you.
That’s it for this week my friends, thanks for reading and we will see you in the park!
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