I’m a Lucky Bitch

Woodstown, Co. Waterford
Woodstown, Co. Waterford

I’m in very grateful mood today just because ….. because I was able to be out and about in the sun enjoying the lovely scenery here in Co. Waterford.

Meanwhile, there are hundreds of thousands of people who are stuck in absolute awfulness, be it war zones, depression, grief, physical agony, starvation, homelessness, loneliness …..

How I wish I could wave some kind of magic wand and grant them the peace that I found watching a boat swaying on tiny waves at Woodstown Beach.

I know that the peace of today could be shattered forever at any moment but, at least, I’ll have happy, peaceful times in my life-box.

How easy it is to take ‘happiness’ for granted ~ why it took that boat to rock me to a total realisation of it, is something I’ll never know.




Swimming in a Rainbow

I finally fulfilled one of my many dreams this evening. I got to swim in a rainbow. Yes, I mean it!

There was a magnificent rainbow reflecting on the sea here in Tramore and I happened to be down the Prom with my swimming gear in the car. I ran along the brightly coloured wet sand and followed the rainbow’s arc into the sea. It was indescribably wonderful.

Naturally, I thought of the inspirational words of Christy Brown, so full of hope, that my mother used to quote and often sent to me when she knew I was troubled about something:

And there are rainbows

There are and there always will be rainbows.  Be sure you appreciate them!