I did not meet my grandparents. My parents and I moved to Canada. My grandparents passed before I was old enough to visit.
I met my grand_ uncle and aunt. And on a walk to visit my grandparents at the cemetery he shared stories with me.
My Dad did not share stories about his parents. My Mom was adopted and shared little about her parents and adoptive parents.
Therefore, I have no grandparent stories ... I have no sense of grand_family history. No sense of why and how they walked for the world.
I have wondered - Did my grandparents frequent the outdoors?
My Meeting the Outdoors
My LOVE of the outdoors was sparked by my parents on our weekends at the lake and trailer holidays.
As an adult, I had not become a parent. Yet, I spent many_many evenings, weekends, and summer camp weeks with children and teeenagers walking, canoeing, learning to build fires, and hugging trees and plants. We enjoyed some simply serious play! ))smiles
I was a white water rafting trip leader and guide (22 summers).
I instructed wilderness remote first aid (25 years).
I facilitated group/team days using nature as the backdrop and metaphor (20 years).
And so much more!
~~~ What it means for you and me ...
The Write for Shade (#W4S) program and Tree Trek Experience (#TTX) projects available through WELLth Movement is my (our) way of "connecting with grandparents and parents", the extraordinary people who can introduce, influence, impact, and interact with their grand_children in urban outdoor settings and wild areas.
People like you!
Are you -
- wanting to learn to involve your children-grandchildren in the outdoors?
- looking for new ideas to influence and impact your children-grandchildren's existing outdoor and wild experiences?
- seeking ways to interact with other parents-grandparents locally to globally?
If you are ... get involved with us.
Let's grow local communities and eco-create a global movement ...
In this way, we MAKE it happen ...
- map a way forward for future generations to enjoy nature
- manage actions that make a difference here and now
- share knowledge and wisdom for eco_ethical decision-making
- enthuse oneself/encourage others to restory involvement with nature
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While I do not know about 'your' particular circumstances - that is, whether the identifier "parents and grandparents" is the name you associate with your involvement with your grand_children ... it's more about your interest and willingness to explore and discover nature for the betterment of all - as YOU "evolve children's involvement in natural settings and wild areas" ... ready and able to move forward, then WELLcome, WELLcome ...
For you ...
"Time is of the essence!"
The tree whispered to the child.
"Let not another day pass
where you do not see my kin
and say thank you!"
And the child nodded.
Skipping home, the child thought
"Let not my grandparents
live another day without
me saying thank you
as we hug the tree together."
An adult has not learned everything
until a child has taught them something.
In Closing Write for Shade 0619 ...
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As we sit in the grove of trees know
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