Happy Rainy Day

A rainy day at Clonmacnoise; no crowds, just stillness.

A rainy day at Clonmacnoise; no crowds, just stillness.

“Some people feel the rain; others just get wet.” ~Bob Marley

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

May the blessing of God’s soft rain be on you,
Falling gently on your head, refreshing your soul
With the sweetness of little flowers newly blooming.
May the strength of the winds of Heaven bless you,
Carrying the rain to wash your spirit clean
Sparkling after in the sunlight.
May the blessing of God’s earth be on you,
And as you walk the roads,
May you always have a kind word
for those you meet.    ~Irish Blessing

The Road at Your Feet

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“And when you’re traveling along,” she concluded, looking out at the passing fields, “think only of the road at your feet and all that surrounds it, for you may well find the road isn’t half long enough when you make your turn for home.”

~Last of the Donkey Pilgrims,  Kevin O’Hara, c 2004

Yes, I know this is not a picture of a donkey, but it was a fine pony who worked hard in the Gap of Dunloe and had a kind man who took care of him.  As they walked along, the man would talk quietly to the pony and the pony would listen as they traveled the road at their feet.  Enjoy the road that God gives today; rocky or smooth…..part of the journey.  Slainte, Lisa

See It Through to the End

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“If God gives you the strength, see it through to the end.  Mind ye, ‘twould come harder on you to travel the fifteen miles back to your starting point than to walk the thousand-odd miles yet before you.”  Last of the Donkey Pilgrims, Kevin O’Hara, c2004

Yes, I’m reading it again.  (fourth time through)  And yes, I’m loving it again.  Who can say what it is about a certain book that makes you love it?  All I know is that I’m happy, and smiling, and chuckling just like the first time I read it.  And I’m glad of it.  Thank you, Kevin O’Hara.

So you might be hearing nuggets of it this week as I rediscover favorite lines along the way.  Yay for donkeys!  🙂  Slainte, Lisa