Sometimes a path turns out to be a very, very bad choice.
My path in the last 2 years has not been easy.
Serious house problems
(fear, stress, uncertainty, loss of a dream),
my mom's terminal condition and subsequent death
dad's health issues and need for care
(stress, care and family issues),
problems my kids and grandkids were facing
(when they hurt or are in a dangerous situation you hurt too),
world and national events
(where do I begin on this one?),
and more added up to make some really distressing times for me
and finally a feeling of hopelessness
(which wasn't like me).
it dawned on me that I had gotten SO totally focused on the bad
(and some things were truly BAD)
that I was forgetting--to some degree--all the good,
the positives in my life,
that God has given me;
that He is still giving me.
So it is time to change my focus...
and yesterday I began to do so.
This is the Horseshoe trestle and I really did want to walk across it...
good thing I changed my mind, huh?
Along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Upper Nehalem Valley.