Monday, March 24, 2008

A Simple Lesson


A Simple Lesson


A few years ago I took three of my kids for a hike to the Kootenai Falls, outside of Libby Montana, our home. The hike is an easy one and only takes about ten to fifteen minutes to reach the falls and swinging bridge that stretches across the Kootenai. To any movie buff, this is a key location for the movie “River Wild.” It is downhill most of the way so the return trip is not as easy but still doable. My daughter decided that collecting a keepsake on this trip was a good idea. The rock she holds in this photo is the one she selected. Granted it was a pretty colored rock but as you can see it was also a little large. As we progressed up the trail I noticed that she would stop and set the rock down replacing it with one bit smaller. This exchange of keepsakes continued all the way up the trail until we reached the top. In the end she had a small pebble in her hand that could easily be carried in her pocket. There is a lesson here to be learned. In order to reach our goals in life, we must learn to shed our burdens!

I hope everyone had a great Easter.

Randy

6 comments:

ellen.clare said...

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Rick's Time On Earth said...

That lesson is so true. Now that's an awesome story! Terrific blog.

Dietz said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment on my writing. I really liked the simplicity of this story. It had a certain casual tone which makes a person feel more receptive towards changing mindsets! Made me feel good!
Thanks,
Dietz
PS please feel free to add more comments as I will be writing more in the next few days! :-)
http://gelatindreams.blogspot.com

buttercup said...

What a cute story and good lesson:-) It made me smile.

Bobzilla said...

Great story! I'm another person who likes to learn lessons from life. I appreciate the reminder that kids are often more open to the lessons that life teaches than adults are.
Alternate interprtation of the moral: keep your burdens small as you climb. Don't carry a heavy load unless you're sure it's all downhill from here.(smiles)

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