Sounds cheesy to be honest, but let’s take these wise words for a moment for real. So we learn that in order to become happier we have to give (more). And we are not talking about giving tax money to the government or buying the once a year birthday gift because it is the once a year time for a birthday gift.
Let us talk about giving in a bigger sense. Let’s talk about “giving” as something without expecting an instant return – or at least expecting nothing but happiness. Admittedly, it is self-made philosophical but at the core of it, it is exactly what we are trying to achieve with 7 Bamboos Rugby. In recent weeks, there were three particular milestones that are worth mentioning in this context.
Hartpury 7'sWe are extremely happy and proud that we gain the opportunity to organise the first-ever 7’s tournament at Hartpury College. So many Bamboos have plenty of positive memories of this place. Offering a platform for other teams in form of a tournament within such a familiar environment is a very pleasing way to say thank you.
The link to Hartpury also resulted in making use of their outstanding facilities and to offer free training sessions to players in the region on a regular level. Baring in mind that hardly any 7’s team in the country holds regular training sessions, we are well aware that this is a very privileged position and another great foundation to give others the chance to play this fantastic sport.
Finally we chose a very traditional way to give something back. A lot of other sport teams have recognised the benefits of supporting diverse charities. Sports are always a valuable platform for fundraising. Last year with our crowdfunding campaign we realised how hard it is to actually raise funds. This year we want to swap positions and raise funds for others. Therefore we decided to go with a particular charity that suits us very well.
So here we go, three nice ways to give something back – three ways to become happier. Now the next step is to maintain this mantra.