Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday News

Gather the Crew,

          There is much to be discussed. First as we roll into another holiday season, I would like to say thank you to all of those who have helped me make the world a better place. People do not always understand how much it takes to keep a Girly Pirate on the move or how many people have taken time to help me pull off the Sunshine Paddle- this charity has been blessed. I could not do this alone.

          The Sunshine Paddle Holiday Challenge is in full swing and we are almost at our goal of having enough for all 3 families. This is very exciting. It has been really neat to see the generosity coming forth from all over the world. These are families that would not have otherwise, it makes me happy to see so many help me make this happen. I have to admit, I want to play with all the toys. They make some really neat stuff for kids now.

          Please take time this year to let those around you know how much you love them. Take time with your children and let them know- even if you do not always approve of their actions, you love them. Focus conversations on reality and positive progression instead of belittling and berating- this is sometimes easier said than done. This is a double edge blessing, the family will expect you to do the same- move forward in a positive way. Not the easy road, but the most rewarding one.

          I got out on Yum Yum and paddled the 26 miles between Hudson and Anclote. It is an enjoyable paddle. Two notch usually makes about half the distance, then she is pooped and swims over to the seagrass beds. When doing distance paddling, one should have a shore buddy- this is someone to call each time you get on or off water until you are home. Going fast is not a big deal, but getting there is.


May you all have a wonderful holiday,

D. Cooper-Rooney

The Girly Pirate