Friday, January 05, 2007

Canoe trips can put life into proper perspective

As most of us in Southern Ontario are starting to wonder if we will ever get any snow, I find myself reminiscing of the sunny days spent on CC 2006. We were lucky to have excellent weather for the trip last year, but one of the other pleasant, yet unexpected things that occurred on the trip had nothing to do with trip at all. Let me explain...

It is easy for me to get lost in the daily grind of work, chores and routines. Although this makes day-to-day life easier, it also makes loosing site of what is really important almost inevitable. But while on our canoe trips, I am forced to stop and take a hard look at my life without any of the distractions of everyday life. It is this difficult look in the mirror that reminds me that the little things are just that and what really matters are the people that make my house a home. The result...by the end of our 5 day trip I miss my wife and kids so much I could almost cry. Maybe not one of the most "guy" things I have ever said, but it is true and even stranger, I would not trade that for anything. It's that rekindled feeling of excitement as I catch my first glimpse of my wife and kids that makes our canoe trips so special.

Our trips are for fun and adventure, but to quote Gerry "...it's a time to recharge the batteries", both emotional and spiritual.

3 comments:

Mrs.Stromnecker@gmail.com said...

Your spelling and grammer are getting better Jimmy. I'm glad I was able to "help" you so much. If you want private tutorials, let me know... I have a webcam. ;)

Mrs.Stromnecker (stress on the necker part;) )

Suds said...

yeah, the time up in Algonquin is very therapeutic... good for the soul.

g.

P.S. what's up with ^

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the use of the word reminiscing. Well done!

Now, think about cite, sight and site.

Cite is a verb. It means to use another individual’s work as an example, proof, or precedent in order to uphold, show, or confirm the researcher’s intentions.


Site is a noun. It means the place or location of something, like the location of a certain structure.

The camping site by the river.

Sight is a noun. It means the capability to see or the act of seeing.

Her aging grandfather might lose his sight.

Please note mrs.stromnecker@gmail.com is an imposter. I would never use innuendo like that on one of my good students.

Mrs. Stromnecker