Monday, June 20, 2011

Lessons Learned from Camping During Rain

"Oh, I've seen fire...

 Having completed a weekend camping trip with periods of rain, I learned these lessons:
  • Life has periods of blessings and difficulties.  Don't let the difficulties mask the blessings.
  • My primary love language truly is quality time.  I love time with family and extended family.
  • Being prepared does really go a long way.
  • Making time to spend time with extended family is worth the effort.
  • Even as a grown up, playing with my kids in the pool makes me a kid too.
  • ...and I've seen rain...(James Taylor)
  • It's about perspective.  Hard to complain about a less than perfect weekend of leisure when tornadoes etc. are destroying everything some families own.
  • Camping is exercise.
  • Weather forecasters are not prophets.

...I've seen sunny days I thought would never end...

Happiness is multigenerational!


  1. The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar, that tomorrow, there will be sun.... Tomorrow....Tomorrow... Oh, uh.... sorry. :-) Good points. I am a half full glass person when it comes to camping, myself. But, oh how I hope it is dry when we go again in two weeks!

  2. What a great way to view it all. Such a good perspective. :)