Today, I am collaborating with one of my very favourite Irish photographers, Mick, at http://meticulousmick.wordpress.com/. I asked him for a photograph which would inspire me and he sent this one of a bridge in Scotland. I was intrigued to read that it is to be found at Rest and Be Thankful on the Loch Lomond/Inverary Road. I hope you like the inspiration which it brought.
Rest and be Thankful
There are moments when we need to step out of the humdrum and noisiness of that thing called ‘everyday life’ and simply Rest and be Thankful.
In the stillness, we can feel the presence of those who touch, and have touched, our hearts with hands of inspiration and light when even the smallest hillocks loomed as treacherous mountains. Have we taken the time to thank those who have made our lives navigable; those who have built solid bridges and walked with us through pain and darkness?
Pure rest brings new perspectives on the flow of life; it cleanses and soothes the aching pains of angst, grief and despair. Our eyes are opened to what is most important to every single human being: hope and love; love and hope …..
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I love your post and Mick’s photo!
Thanks very much for dropping by. I’m delighted that you liked the teamwork.
I love it! Lovely words to go with a lovely photo… And another push for me to one day visit both your country and Scotland (land of my ancestors…)
Hi Dale. many thanks for your kind words. Scotland is the land of my maternal ancestors as well. I’ve been there quite a few times and adored it.
Mine, too! And we are now discovering that some of them appear to have lived in Ireland at some point in time.
Ah, you just have to come to both Ireland and Scotland so! No excuses ….. Put Waterford on your MUST VISIT list.
A wonderful collaboration! To be sure 🙂
Thanks very much for this lovely comment. Much appreciated.
Thanks Jean: My wife also remembers the ancestors through her Jamaican connections, It was
nice to see a picture and its emotional response.
Hi Clinton, it’s great to hear from you. I’d love to know more about your wife’s ancestors and links to the bridge in Scotland, if I’ve picked you up correctly?