"Let the hours roll by
Doing nothing for the fun
Little taste of the good life
Whether right or wrong
Makes us want to stay, stay, stay
For awhile "
Big brown eyes peer through magnifying glasses. Hesitantly, the children finger through the pond scum, trying to identify the mysterious creatures dwelling there. Excited energy sifts in the air as they squeal with excitement at each new discovery. I watch in amazement. My class, engrossed and delighted- yet calm. It was the happiest I have seen my them all year.
You see, we spend every other day imprisoned in a boxed portable with 3 windows. Trapped for 6 hours we stare like zombies at the 4 walls that suffocate us. Yes, we dance there and try to play games, but there is nothing that compares to being OUTSIDE.
You can't compete with fresh air, getting your hands dirty or dancing in the rain. There is nothing like running through the woods or the feeling the sun kiss your shoulders as you bike through cattle fields. Its impossible to replicate the accomplishment of climbing Chinscraper Summit; or taking on that dare and jumping off the cliff into the cold water below.
It's time for us to get out America! To try new things and see new places. Whether its jumping out of airplanes or finding out what seaweed tastes like. Experiencing white water rafting or crossing the Grand Canyon on foot. Doing your first half ironman or picnicking in a new park . There is so much more to life than email and Facebook! It's time to start living!
Let's start making connections with our world, with each other, with our maker.
Adventure is calling. Wanna come play with me?