Embracing the Good Things
Everyone faces challenges, which for our family includes severe neurodevelopmental issues for our younger son.
Eating, sleeping, communicating, bathing, toilet, behavioral issues, sensory processing troubles. We face difficulties on all of these fronts. Yet the level of struggle we see other families face makes our lives look easy.
So on the rare easier day or carefree moment, I almost feel guilty. Like I’m not allowed to enjoy those happier times because it’s unfair to others who are struggling.
Or maybe it’s because being in a PTSD minefield 24/7 makes letting your guard down even for a minute feel risky.
But life is here to enjoy when we can. So I will say that I am grateful to live in a place where there is beautiful nature at every turn, even within the city itself. I am grateful to have good people who make life a little easier and a lot more fun. I am grateful to be here.
May we all find it in ourselves to drop our guard, let go of what holds us back from enjoying life, and embrace the good things around us.
This week’s Hike Notes introduce a walk from Fort Mason Stairs to Hyde Street Pier, one of many stairway walks in San Francisco that offer a cardio workout along with spectacular views.
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Hike Notes 58: Fort Mason Stairs to Hyde Street Pier
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes, Hike Search by Area) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.