Monday, April 23, 2007

Finding 'your way' in the wild

I know that I have blogged about it here before, but, I can tell you without a doubt that a large part of my spiritual foundation comes from having spent so much time in the woods. I will rattle on all day about it if you let me, and I'll probably cry a few times while I'm doing it, too!

My extremely strong feelings about this are exactly why I think Wilderness Programs For Troubled Teens are just about the most perfect solution!

I remember as a teen, one of my cousins was sent to one, and she is a total 'I need running water and mascara' girly girl - and couldn't stand it - and I was so jealous! I wondered how I could get in enough trouble to be sent there! LOL! (And trust me, I did get in plenty of trouble...yikes!)

I really believe, though, that teaching children about surviving in the wild, and living without modern conveniences, and about the true force and beauty of nature - by a qualified individual, can be a lesson to strengthen their heart for their whole life!

My husband is just such a qualified individual, and the lessons he has taught my children on their trips out in the wild (before they've really even gotten in any trouble) have been invaluable! And I can tell you, also, that my children are totally different creatures when we are out in the wilderness. Being with just THE EARTH - and without concrete and bricks, is a profound experience.

Now see - I told you that I would rattle on about it and I've tried to just scratch the surface, but, once I get started, I just can't help myself.

I, for one, firmly believe in the power of Wilderness Programs For Troubled Teens!!


homemom3 said...

My dad always threatened to send my brother to one, never did though.

Oh, I just tagged you at xanga, it's a game of poetry tag.

ShawnsBidness said...

How I wish I could be like you but I have the blowdryer, aircondtioner gene. I'll take a hotel with a pool over camping. I feel like I have to say sorry now. So, sorry...