Every morning during the week we have a “community meeting.” It is a time for everybody who is involved in RDAP to meet and hear announcements and have some what of a pep rally. They start off with someone giving their life story in 15 minutes. Then we do positive affirmations, a word of the day, praise reports and “pull ups.” A pull up is when you see your sister not exhibiting the attitudes that are expected of us. The 8 attitudes are: caring, honesty, humility, responsibility, gratitude, objectivity, open-mindedness, and willingness. We are expected to point this out to each other privately and if it continues we are to bring it to the community. During the meeting they also share a current event article that exhibits one or more of the above attitudes and then they do a skit that introduces the game for the day. The skit has to say “What time is it?” Then everybody knows its time for the game.
Well last night I found myself in the room with the girls trying to come up with a skit. And being the cheerleader that I am, I showed them a cheer we used to do that said, “It’s time to get live – It’s time to represent Greenville – What time is it? They loved it and this morning we put our hair in high ponytails and dis spirit fingers and high kicks and got up in front of everybody to do a cheer! Talk about being a a real pep rally! And to top it off-for the game we did the Hokey Pokey and got to dance around! However weird this may sound, I am enjoying myself here.