What many people don’t think of, or even consider, is doing a community activity that is actually…well…fun. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound like the kids or your bratty sister or best friend would like spending a day doing community service, but few people know of a simple, fun outing that benefits others.
Equestrian. Spending the day around horses sounds like heaven to me, and to my book characters Katherine and Tristan. Horses are gentle giants, majestic and powerful while at the same time wonderful catalysts of emotions. No, I’m not suggesting you go to Montana and track down wild Mustangs… but spending the day at your local equestrian club volunteering with developmentally disabled children? That sounds pretty rewarding.
So really, if you want to take a day trip somewhere for little cost? Walk a horse around a valley with a child whose heart is so pure, so happy, that they can do nothing but smile. Share that serenity with your friends, give yourself a sense of satisfaction that you are helping a child heal.
In all honesty, I’m only seventeen years old so I don’t know what adults would find exciting for a day trip. I do know, that as a teenager myself, I enjoy nothing more than spending free time writing or, when I can, roaming through nature. Well, as much nature as I can find in Buffalo, New York.
Take some time to help others. Teach your children, your friends, your coworkers or family that doing something for someone else is worth a trip to the equestrian club. Helping Autistic children find peace and enjoyment, at no cost to you whatsoever, is the ideal day trip, and it truly is a life changing experience.