Maintaining the Bright Spots
Everyone has good weeks and bad weeks, good days and bad days, good hours and bad hours.
Having a special needs son, my darker moments often revolve around worries for his future.
This week, I was getting ready for a fitness class (a major health and sanity saver for me). Just as I needed to leave, I received discouraging feedback about my son’s eligibility for an important program.
Tears loomed large. I overcame the temptation to have a big frustration cry, and instead headed to my fitness class. Working up a sweat and focusing on my teacher’s instructions made the situation feel less harsh and daunting. Stepping outside my inner world helped me see that the reality was not as bleak as I’d initially thought.
Fresh air with a trail under our feet always lifts our hearts. Or provides solace. Our family walks are often not far from home, and don’t have to be super challenging. Having easily accessible sites for a dose of lifted spirits has been a life saver for every member of our family.
This week’s Hike Notes are about Mori Point, a relatively short walk that always glows with something special, whether it be a whale spout offshore or ethereal lighting over Pedro Point.
Please feel free to share. If you’re not able to take one of these Northern California hikes, hopefully you can enjoy the photos!
Hike Notes 1: Marin Headlands Visitor Center to Rodeo Beach
Hike Notes 2: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Hike Notes 3: Lands End Lookout to Mile Rock Beach
Hike Notes 4: Muir Beach to Pirates Cove
Hike Notes 5: Devil’s Slide
Hike Notes 6: Wave Organ- Crissy Field
Hike Notes 7: Tennessee Valley
Hike Notes 8: Fort Funston Beach Walk
Hike Notes 9: Milagra Ridge
Hike Notes 10: Bon Tempe Lake Loop
Hike Notes 11: Kirby Cove
Hike Notes 12: Mori Point
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes, Hike Search by Area) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.