I am choosing to share this hilariously bad photograph of myself standing in an abandoned church during a downpour in Cong, Ireland. Why? Because I think a lot of us are feeling like this lately. Fed up, wet, miserable, sick of whatever it is we are going through at the time. And my lovely husband thankfully caught one of those moments on camera. 🙂
This is the same day, the same me, just about 10 minutes later.
Amazingly, the day had turned around. I was in a warm, dry cafe with the smell of fresh bread and soup wafting from the kitchen. We had just seen the John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara Quiet Man statue on our way into the cafe. And I was glad we were there, in Ireland, in the rain.
We sometimes just need to wait a few moments, or a few days, or a few months. Just give it time. This too shall pass.
There is an old saying, “You will find what you are looking for.” This reminds me of the time my husband and I were looking for a certain castle near the Burren. We thought we had followed the inconspicuous signs correctly, and we pulled up in front of an impressive building full of hope and upcoming adventure.
We knocked and tried to gain access to said castle, and finally a very nice gentleman came to the door and asked if he could help us. We asked to take a tour of the castle, and he politely told us that this was a private home. 🙂
In our minds, it was a castle, and looked like a castle. To the man who lived there, it is his castle. So, I guess it’s a castle.
What we look for is often what we find. Good or bad….a lot of times it is how we choose to look at something. Love, Lisa
P.S. By the way, if you are reading this, and this happens to be your home….it is beautiful! 🙂