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Watch Where You Step!

Watch Where You Step!

May 03, 2021
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When my children were young, one of their… I mean our 😊 favorite family outings was going to Family Church Camp.

One of the many activities while there is canoeing. 

Growing up, I was not a member of the Boy Scouts but am very familiar with the concept of this activity.

First morning there and after breakfast, one of my brothers-in-laws and I decided to go canoeing.

Sounds like fun, right…?

Have you ever noticed that if you don’t balance yourself and your weight when stepping into a canoe that you will almost always flip it  and anyone (me) who is sitting in the canoe over?

OVER we went!

Now, this may not seem like a big deal in and of itself, right?


The day before, I had picked up a pair of new prescription glasses.

Where we were putting in, the water was 6-8 feet deep, and the water was clear as mud.  

Never found the glasses and didn’t go canoeing because I couldn’t SEE!

Several lessons learned here.

Lesson #1- Don’t go canoeing with someone who doesn’t know what they are doing. 😊 Just kidding.

Lesson #2- The primary lesson learned was to always communicate with your friend, wife or whomever before engaging in an activity that may or may not be new to them or you.

Clear, concise communication can prove to be very helpful in all types of relationships and could keep you from “flipping over” in the future.

Until next time…

Stay Safe and Be Well.


Jim Nix and the Horizons Financial Family