Sunday, August 02, 2009
I was thinking about when I was younger and faced with stress. Fight or flight? I would flee. It's not an option any more. I just have the feel the feelings because I'm the Mom. Sometimes I would avoid situations. There is a lot going on in my household right now. Difficult situations that are not going to go away any time soon. Boy, I would love to run away. LOL
So... the canoe trip. Day one is predicted to be rainy with thunderstorms. Lovely. But know what? Day two and three are meant to be really nice. You can't know what the weather is REALLY going to be like and how it is going to affect you until you are sitting in the canoe in the middle of the lake. I have been on trips where I have certainly gotten soaked but it has not lasted the entire day. I have also been on trips where we have slept through the worst of storms in a tent and nearly drowned trying to get through massive waves (anyone who has paddled Opeongo in high winds knows what I'm talking about). If nothing else it was a bonding experience and one we lived to tell about. But on most trips there is drizzle that comes and goes, mostly uneventful. I am going to be positive.
That same attitude I need to keep for my family. It would be easy to say we will avoid the bad weather, delay the trip... just like not dealing with the problems we are having. It may be miserable, but maybe not. On the other side it will be good. Yup, be positive.