A Matter of Perspective
Some of us are destined to be worriers.
As a small child, I used to cry over everything. “Oversensitive,” was the assessment. The wind blowing a certain way could touch a heartstring and bring tears.
As the mother of a son with severe neurological and developmental challenges, I can look back at my young self and laugh. “Now I really have reasons to worry and cry!” Gallows humor is the savior of the special needs family.
We may not be able to change our instinctive reactions to life, but can find better ways to cope with tough times.
When it’s hard to put things in perspective, I find peace watching hummingbirds flit between flowers on our front porch, looking out our dusty back window toward the ocean, or gazing at the horizon from a hiking trail.
This week’s Hike Notes lead along the Rhubarb to Miwok Trail Overlook, a hike that starts near Tennessee Valley on the sometimes spooky, moss-blanketed Rhubarb Trail, then takes a northward rising turn on the Miwok Trail for uplifting views in all directions.
Please feel free to share. If you’re not able to take one of these Northern California hikes, hopefully you can enjoy the photos!
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Hike Notes 52: Rhubarb to Miwok Trail Overlook
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes, Hike Search by Area) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.