Thankful Thursday: Play (and Write)

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for sunny skies and sunny children.

I'm still in the glow of last week's Summer Writing Adventure Camp. Now in its sixth year, the free camp is offered by Seashore Family Literacy and offers a week of high-energy explorations designed to fuel creative expression.

To inspire writing, our motley group of 12 youngsters (ages 10 to 14), and a sprinkling of intrepid adults, hiked Cape Perpetua, walked the historic Alsea Bay Bridge, traveled by city bus to explore Newport’s working bayfront, and kayaked Alsea Bay and Lint Slough. The video above captures the flavorful mix of exploration, introspection, and just plain fun.

Each year as the Summer Camp begins I feel a mix of worry that turns to wonder that turns to awe. At the end of the week, I always say, "best year ever!"  And I (almost) always mean it. 

It's Thankful Thursday.
Gratitude. Appreciation. Praise.
Please join me in a weekly pause
to appreciate people, places & things.

What are you thankful for today?