Guest Author: Effstop (thanks for sharing some thoughts with us)
We’ve reached the month of November and usually at this time of year I start to think about the things I’m grateful for.
For starters, my family, friends, health, having a job, a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes to wear are some of the things I’m grateful for. The opportunities I’ve had this year is another thing I’m grateful for. The trips I’ve taken, getting to see family member and seeing some of my high school classmates are just some of the opportunities that I am grateful for this year.
When it comes to geocaching the things I’m grateful for this year include the places I went, completing CAM (Cache Across Maryland), making my 5,000th find, my teammates in the NOVAGO U competition and above all, the ability to do this great hobby, sport, or whatever you call it.
It goes without saying that the main reason I continue to do this is because of the people. Not only my fellow cachers but also the people I meet along the way because of caching.
This past year has been somewhat difficult because I had to say goodbye to some of my caching friends due to their passing or leaving the area.
One of the ways I show my gratitude for this sport is by giving back. Whether it be as a NOVAGO officer, a NOVAGO director, hosting events, or hiding caches are just some of the ways I give back. Other ways include helping out other cachers and welcoming new cachers or out of town cachers to our area.
What are some of the ways that you show your gratitude for this sport?