The Gift of S’mores

The weather in Montana carries a kind of moral obligation. Like when it is just perfect, you feel you have to go and enjoy it. There seem to only be a handful to perfect days each season, each carrying a sense of urgency. If you stay inside, you really haven’t honored the gift that was given. So we have been running around like crazy, trying to capture every perfect day for all it’s worth.

Last weekend we headed out to one of the many amazing lakes in our area. We were having fun exploring this new place, when some other campers hollered out to us. They were just about the leave and wondered if we would like to take over their campfire. Yes Please!

When we walked over, I remembered why I love Montana so much. These wonderful people not only left us a fire, but all the fixings for s’mores! There was a bag of marshmallows, gram crackers, chocolate bars, and even roasting sticks. My kids were beyond thrilled. That night when we talked about the 3 things we were grateful about today, all three had to do with the lake, campfire and s’mores.

Although it wasn’t more than a few dollars in left over supplies, it had made my kids day. Generous living doesn’t have to be expensive to have a big impact.

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6 thoughts on “The Gift of S’mores

    • And sometimes the simplest gifts can be the most impactful. After that day, I kind of want to carry around a s’more kit to gift to random families! I could make a s’mores kit for $10. If I made 10, that could be the most fun I will ever having giving away $100.

  1. Enjoy. The. Now.
    (Ironically, I just wrote an article on almost the same topic, titled “A Life Lesson Worth Sharing.”).
    I’m enjoying your blog. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Montana! I’ll be out that way in 2 years after we retire, maybe we can hook up. Til then, keep the ink (or electrons) flowing

    • Thanks! Montana would be a hidden gem, expect it’s so darn big. Let me know when you guys head out this way. There is a saying around here that the seasons consist of 9 months of winter and 3 months of company! I do recommend the summer, unless you love snow. In which case, there is a ton of fun things to do.

  2. i love the outdoors, i been looking for places in colorado. while for me it may take around another 10 years to actually plunge into buying a vacation home… lake is a must in my search. i like montana but way to far and pretty much i think to much snow in the winter. love it in summers.

    • The summers are great! But winters have so many activities too. Downhill skiing, cross country, dog sledging, snow snowing, sledding, ice fishing. I use most of the winter for drinking hot coco and reading. =) The other 3 seasons we do so much, it’s nice to feel like winter gives us a chance to rest. It can be pricey though. But I love living in a place where everyone wants to vacation.