Outdoor Education

Crossing a log bridge — or climbing a fallen log — teaches lessons.


You must leave out the “what-ifs” from your thoughts. They don’t serve you well on the precipice of great adventure!

No weighing the costs–only the benefits.

Take this lesson home with you. Completely omit doubt from your campaign to make a dream come true.

Incidentally, when I ask, “What is the worst that can happen?” it’s freeing to think how little my untimely demise really would matter to the big cosmic picture. The long term. The evolution of our species. How can one individual possibly matter? I would assume I matter no more than a bug! So what if the things I build are bigger? They might not be as long-lasting nor matter as much as a single bug’s legacy.

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:2).

“All is vapor and a chasing after wind.”

I might be an adrenaline junkie. I chase peak experiences. I long to be “in the flow,” and I tolerate the mundane life between adventures…and starve between them, whether it’s moments or months or many moons between one and the next.



About MommyTheorist

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3 Responses to Outdoor Education

  1. Moose Kral says:

    Ahhh! The videos!!! Awesome!!!

  2. mrsksl says:

    I LOVE that you teach your children to try new things and take calculated risks! The will go into the world unafraid, yet respectful of their environment. But one individual , you, matters VERY much and DOES leave an impact on the world around you….on your children, husband, parents, and extended family. NONE of us would be who we are without each other – and that impact goes on for generations.You love and are loved, and teach and are taught. Those are very important contributions to the “big picture”!
    Keep on climbing, beloved!

  3. Lynda says:

    What mrsksl said!

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