As much as I love to try & experience new things, I really seldom like to feel like I’m not in control when it comes to certain areas of my life. I’d like to share my thoughts with you in case some of you can relate. 🙂
If something appears too stressful or difficult, I tend to shun or shy away from & avoid it as much as possible. I suppose this is a natural reaction. A lot of people don’t like to feel out-of-place or out of sorts when it comes to learning a new skill or meeting new people. I have struggled immensely with this, although I think I have improved a lot over the last few years.
I remember back when I was in high school, I took a drama class & was given a scene to carry out in front of the class. I said my lines with emotion & conviction & was praised overwhelmingly by my teacher at the time. She also suggested that I try out for a stage play that was coming up, per she felt I was, “that good”. I remember my exact thoughts…sure, I performed in front of the class & that was scary enough, but on stage? That would be a nightmare!
I wasn’t very talkative, except around my close friends, so the idea of standing in front of the entire school was just TOO much to handle. I immediately tried to make excuses as to why I didn’t think I would be able to follow through & do it, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer & practically drafted me into doing the play.
Long story short, I was great! I received a standing ovation & basically everyone in the school knew my name afterwards.
I often go back to this memory to get out of my own way when faced with a current new challenge that feels “overwhelming” to me. Although I still try to sometimes “make excuses”, I’m realizing that some of my best experiences happened after I was willing to step out & try something different or look at something differently.
Yes, life can be disappointing at times & very painful, but also during these times, I think our best selves are being shaped & carved during the process & if you allow it…can eventually blossom to something beautiful. 😊
It’s June! If not already, school for most will soon be out, & summer will officially begin within a matter of weeks! Unbelievable right? Well, I have some great ideas to help keep the kiddies busy. Enjoy! 😊
“I spy with my little eye”… there’s nothing like a good game of clue, or a scavenger hunt. Kids love the chance to look for various treasures & prizes with a few fun clues to lead them. It’s an amazing way to create a fun activity for all to participate in, & can be used to create healthy competition between campers.
This is an oldie, but a goodie form of fun. Rope swings have been around forever, but I assure you, the fun remains the same! Usually, you can also increase or decrease, this ultra-thrilling experience to fit your liking, by using different platform heights to swing high over bodies of water ending in a safe yet thrilling splash!
A mega slip n slide isn’t like any other slip n slide you’ve seen before. You can transform any hill or steady slope from ordinary to extraordinary, by adding tarps and other slick materials. (within safety measures) This slip n slide can be as long and as wide as desired which ensures maximum fun for campers.
Now, this is for the brave! Extreme caution goes without saying with this sport, but if done safely…is nothing short of a blast! Thrill seekers travel all over the world to take part in zip lining experiences. Zip lines are a great way to see the campground’s surroundings. This is a surefire way to get campers involved and ready for an exciting ride. 🙂
I’ve always been a great fan of horses growing up myself, so this would be an amazing adventure for most kids. Horseback riding is a great way to experience the outdoors & ones own surroundings. Interacting with animals in a hands on way makes horseback riding a unique way to experience nature.
Awesome huh? Now go & get the kiddies signed up! Enjoy your weekend, “Toodles!”😀
“Slow down & everything you are chasing will come around & catch you” — John DePaola —”If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment…live in the breath”— Amit Ray
So, my wish for you today is…. Live in the moment
Life is hard enough, so don’t spend ALL of your time worrying & stressing about tomorrow…or what you’re not able to do right now. Do what’s within your ability…& then let it go…release it, don’t keep obsessing over it. Learn to un-plug. Take walks, relax your thoughts, make it a priority to find something enjoyable in each day. 😊
Last day of school!