The Bright Spot
There is no such thing as a perfect world, a perfect life, or a perfect day.
Something, somewhere along the way is going to add a dark twist or turn.
But we keep walking. In the practice of persistently putting one foot forward, we know through experience that a dark stretch shifts to light again at some point.
Having everyone in the world simultaneously suffer through an exceptionally difficult period is something I associate with the World Wars of the twentieth century. Yet here we are, entering the third year of a worldwide pandemic. Just when the sun tries to peek through and brighten these challenging times, dark clouds obstruct the comforting light again.
Yet this too shall pass. In the big picture, the world as a whole will survive the pandemic. Check in with family, friends and neighbors to see who needs support, even if all you can offer is the companionship of a conversation. Accept kindness when it is offered to you.
Most of all, keep walking forward toward the bright spot ahead, which is bound to shine brighter as the pendulum swings again.
This week’s Hike Notes, Bay Tree Trail-Huddart Park, leads readers along one of the shorter trails in Huddart Park, a large, wooded park in Woodside, California.
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Hike Notes 148: Bay Tree Trail-Huddart Park
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