Behind the Mist
Many cultures have a tradition of reflecting on events of the past year and expressing hopes for the coming year.
I heard, “Hoping next year is better,” more often than usual this time as we celebrated the transition to the New Year.
Every year has devastating challenges. Every year has positive highlights. If terrible things happen toward the end of a year, we tend to remember the whole in that negative light. If it ends with a big positive bang, we feel hopeful.
The future lies behind a misty veil. We can make educated guesses about the paths of our lives, but there will always be surprises. That makes life both challenging and exciting.
There is a beauty in that mysterious fog obscuring our view. Appreciating the spot we’re in right now and accepting that the future is hazy by nature is a skill we can practice for living with less anxiety.
May we all learn to embrace the moment we’re in, and to walk through the curtain of the unknown with a positive spirit. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Devil’s Gulch, where hikers experience mossy, damp, shady trails, as well as open sky spaces with grassy spaces sometimes covered in mist, and turkey vultures flying overhead.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 123): Devil’s Gulch
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