I remember doing a magic show for my family when I was young. I pulled candy out of an empty paper bag by layering two bags and placing the candy between them, showing the empty inside bag, then reaching between the bags to get the candy in the outer bag. It was super obvious, but my parents were happy to humor me by being in the “amazed” magic show audience, and while my brother wasn’t impressed with that trick (“I saw you have two bags there. I know how you did it”), he got candy so he didn’t mind too much.
Now that I’m older, I’d like to be able to have a few tricks that I can do with common objects and regular playing cards, because then when I travel I can do them as an ice breaker.
So… Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: step right up to read about the Incredible Shelly’s masterful tricks:
We’re almost done with our Everyday Adventure challenge! It’s definitely been a challenging and rewarding experience so far, and I’m so happy that you’re all enjoying it.
I really enjoyed this week – it had some of the most fun activities, like having a conversation with strangers, and inventing a game with friends. We also did many other interesting challenges: read more below!
Sending and receiving letters and cards is fun. There’s something special about holding the card instead of viewing an email or text. They make me smile. If I got a random letter from a stranger, I think I’d be happy. It reminds me of pen pals from when I was little.
I love making people happy. So, when Christine Barba from Project Light to Life (who did an interview on this site, check it out) wrote about anonymously mailing letters of encouragement to strangers, I got really excited and added “Send a letter to a stranger” to my own list.