For some odd reason,
Saying thanks in a haiku,
Will boost the season!
G.K. Chesterton once said, “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”
We are incredibly blessed here at Camp Gray. We have a supportive Board of Directors, a dedicated staff, super cool campers, amazing camper families, and if you don’t fit in any of the aforementioned groups, don’t fret, because we are thankful that YOU are a reader of the Camp Gray Blog! None of you are taken for granted. THANK YOU for your generous support of Camp Gray! Without your support, Camp Gray simply would not be Camp Gray.
In thinking about this Thanksgiving season, I contacted our Summer Camp Staff of 2013 and invited them to send over their thoughts on what they’re thankful for. In a random twist, I asked that they contribute their thoughts in the form of a haiku.
Much to my surprise many of them responded – which, yes, I’m very grateful for!
A reminder: a haiku is a 3-line poem in the order of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables (though you might notice a few people might have been off a syllable or two, and a few people were incredibly random…).
So friends, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy this list of haikus contributed by many of our wonderful staffers!
– George Carr
– Kate Earleywine
– Jeff Hoeben
-John Paul Schiedermayer
– David Earleywine
– Shane Reinbold
– Ryan McGrath
– Dan Schiedermayer
– Meghan Bonham
And last, but certainly not least, staffer Monica Olsen sent over a message the other day that included a whole gaggle of 17 syllable lines of thankfulness. She couldn’t winnow down to only one, so she sent over the lot of them and asked that I winnow for her. Unfortunately, they’re all so good that I’m unable. Enjoy the entire Monica Olsen collection!
I’m Thankful for…
For days when I miss the bus, because at least I have legs that can walk.
When the water smells like rotten eggs – God gave me a nose to smell with.
For times when my room gets really messy, at least I’ve somewhere to live.
I’m thankful for those who sing off key, for God gave me ears to hear with.
For yucky foods like carrots – At least I can taste sweets and coffee too.
For the alarm that always wakes me too early, it means I’m alive!
Lots to be thankful for! Thanks for your support of Camp Gray! Happy Thanksgiving!