Talent Show at Mag Creek!
The clients put on a talent show for everyone yesterday and it was fantastic! Some clients wrote poems, raps, and songs. Others showed us how to make salt dough ornaments or how to doa back bend. We had so much fun expressing ourselves and we wanted to share this with y'all!
Excerpt from "Twas the Night Before Christmas at Magnolia Creek"
While visions of the day danced in their heads;
Nina in her fancy shoes
Maggie, "What does that bring up for you?"
When riding out in the Creek van
There arose such a clatter
Val sprang up from her seat
"What's the matter?"
Away to the window she flew with a flash
Signal Shannon she said with a dash
With a fine "No" as she often said
"Let's hear an amen" as Shannon fled
The group room with sleepy heads
Leslie says, "Get off the couch,
We are here to process, not to slouch."
When what to my wondering eye should appear
But Jamie and Jessica with a sneer
With a little sweet driver so lovely and quick,
Ann Marie can't find Dairy Queen
- What a fit
We'll keep posting more pieces by clients and staff to share with you all, so keep checking back for more!
A Poem by a Magnolia Creek Client
In a world full of lonesome and drama
Where I continuously feel alone
I can't find the right words and meanings
Or the correct path to go down
Riddled by low self esteem
And caught in the muddle of thought
My mind races around and around
And I can't help but let go
However the past has gone now
And my future ahead looks bright
I have the heart and the courage
To make it through another night
I know I can flip the story
And start a new chapter in my book
Find ways to feel truly happy
Not based on the way I look
I could write raps, write poems and create art
All relating to how I feel
I'm starting to feel real good at heart
Allowing myself to heal
Connect myself through nature
Appreciating the world around me
Not comparing my self value to him or her
Just looking at God's beauty I see
Spend more quality time with friends
And have laughs and fun with family
I no longer wish for my life to end
That's not the definition of me
Channel thought and energy to production
Create a genuinely happy version of me
Not let the violators act as suction
And take a tight grip of me
I'm learning to deal with my thoughts now
I feel peace and contentment inside
I don't overanalyze who, what and who
And my pain I no longer hide
I'm a passionate and refreshed new person
My imperfections and flaws are alright
My uniqueness brings out a big bright sun
And I'm no longer scared of the night
- Magnolia Creek Client
Cooking Group - French Onion Soup & Cuban
This week, the clients had the chance to learn how to cook French onion soup and a roast beef Cuban with a demi-dijob reduction sauce. Cooking group allows a time for clients to become reacquainted with the kitchen and form a healthy relationship with the kitchen and food. Through our chef's guidance, clients have the opportunity to make Wednesday's lunch - and it's never anything ordinary!
Chef John keeps the clients interested by making the experience fun and informative. He makes sure to describe each step in detail, but keeps the group extremely upbeat and exciting. We love Wednesdays just because it's Cooking Group day! Check back each week to see what the clients are learning about in the kitchen!