Thursday, June 9, 2011

Embrace Adventure..

One of my favorite sayings is "Embrace life!" and all the things it throws at you..
Well, life is also an adventure, a magnificent adventure... therefore , well you get it.. embrace adventure! and all that goes with it.

There are no guarantees. There is no script. You can never be quite certain what you'll see, what the weather will be, where you'll go or what may happen.
And you have to learn to simply let go of your ordered life and give in to the adventure of it all! Embrace it fully!

And when you do, things will never look quite the same.. your perspective will no longer that of one who only has predictable outcomes waiting for them.. instead you will eagerly look forward to the possibilities that may be!

That simple thought gives me goosebumps.

This spring we have been helping folks from across the country learn to embrace adventure..

From Kansas school boys tackling a favorite climb..

To local middle schoolers exploring their home waters by canoe.. using kick nets to find out about the health of their rivers...
What will they discover? a healthy stream? a dying stream?
Who knows... it's an adventure.. but whatever they discover, you can bet they won't forget it!

.. and a couple from Michigan.. who had only climbed on plastic indoor walls..
To climb real rock (the only kind we know)
on a real mountain... and maybe make it and maybe not..

The adventure and the scenery, and their smiles, speak for themselves.

.. and then there are those adventures of the senses... ahh spring!