Everyone has dreams. Some are big. Some are small. Some of them you might tell to anybody. Others are secret. One of the student teams in Denmark created a project that was all about following dreams. Their project was called ‘Box of dreams’. (In case you missed it: I taught a course in Denmark.)
They invited people to write down their dreams on post-its, encouraging people to think about their dreams and to follow them. I especially love that they didn’t keep it at that. After collecting all the different dreams, they made a huge collage to inspire anyone who walked by. Hearing about other people’s dreams makes you feel connected and inspired. I would love to randomly walk by a wall filled with big and small dreams of the people around me.
In their presentation they also included a story of the rejection they faced. They wanted to locate their box at a shopping center, but were asked to leave (one of the reasons: because their box wasn’t making the center any money!). I loved that they included this part. When you see heartwarming kindness projects, it is easy to see only the warm fuzzy part. What some people don’t realize is that it doesn’t only take courage to do these projects, but also that you will come across negative, discouraging reactions. The team didn’t let this affect their project negatively though and they searched for alternatives to continue their creative pursuits.
Watch the box of dreams video below!
In line with the Box of dreams project, I want to ask you: what is your dream?