January 4, 2009
Today I worked all day and it was crazy. We are undergoing a couple of major renovation projects and it's a mess. Everything is out of place and doing even the smallest thing is a major undertaking.
I'm so glad I went on a hike this morning before work. The peace of mind one gets from even a short little walk in the wild is transformative to a person's attitude.
This morning I went for a hike up to an area where our town's water supply used to come from. It hasn't been there for years but the remnants of the road and some of the old pipes are still there. You can see the pipes on the left.
There were some palms but since the water tank has been removed they've all died and only the trunks are left.
A couple of doves enjoy the morning with me.
Even though this morning's hike lasted only 32 minutes--just over my minimum time for a hike--the peacefulness of it lasted all day and helped me deal with the chaos we had at work. I can't think of any better way to start a day.