Take a Moment
Have you ever had one of those weeks where one thing after another goes off track?
The car breaks down when your trusted mechanic is away for three weeks. Someone is a no-show at an important appointment, and you lose half your day. You call your insurance company to fix a problem, get passed around to multiple representatives for two hours, and the call gets cut off.
We had one of those weeks.
These incidents are not simply aggravating. I don’t know anyone who has time to waste. As parents of a severely autistic son requiring constant supervision, every minute is precious to us. Feeling like “there’s never enough time” under normal circumstances, a series of mishaps can make catching up on lost time feel impossible.
How can we get back on track and focus?
Drop everything for a moment. Stop thinking about deadlines. Stop resenting the time that was frittered away. Be still. Breathe.
To move forward after a rough patch, find a moment of stillness. Walk in a quiet place, listen for birds, feel a faint breeze on your cheek. Stopping to breathe fresh air and empty our minds can shift us to a positive restart, even if it’s only standing at our front door.
May we all find a real-life quiet place, or a quiet place within our minds to visit when we need a fresh mindset. Keep putting one foot forward!
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Las Gallinas Pond Walk, a calm, quiet place to walk and see swans and many other birds.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 90): :Las Gallinas Pond Walk
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