random last bits of scotland… and a thank you.
Dear friends and strangers, old and new, near and far, who take the time to come here and read and comment and leave little messages of wisdom and prayers of hope ending with x’s and o’s. Thank you. I am so grateful to each and every one of you. Having this blog sometimes feels like you’re showing up on my door step with a plate full of homemade chocolate chip cookies and of course, I must invite you in for a hot drink because those cookies aren’t going to eat themselves. And so, we plop ourselves down at the kitchen table where the light comes in a little diffuse this time of year and we listen to the kettle boil and you ask me how I’ve been and I spill my guts. Every time I am out of sorts and don’t quite know how to handle a situation, I come here and meet you and after a few cups of coffee and a couple cookies, I always end up feeling better. So thank you. For showing up on my door step.
I was reminded, after writing my last post, that I chose the word TRUST at the beginning of the year and it is apparent to me now why I chose that word — precisely because it does not come to me easily. But if there is ever a time when I need to let go, it’s now. I have to trust in myself, in him, in us, in everything. Naturally, this is easier said than done but I’m damn well going to give it my best shot because living with some level of faith is something I aspire to while I’m floating around on this planet. So… trust. Trust is the word. The word is trust.
And speaking of someone who’s taking a big leap of faith, my dear friend Leonie has created the NZ Creative Retreats and if I had a penny in my name right now, I would so BE there next Spring. I admire this woman so much for her courage, her skills, her appreciation of life. She is by far one of the most loving, generous, beautiful souls I’ve ever met and if you are anywhere in or near New Zealand (or have ever wanted to visit New Zealand), I strongly suggest that you sign up for this retreat. It is going to be absolutely Fabulous with a capital freaking F!
And on that note, I share with you the last of the Scottish photos. I’m already looking forward to going back in November because she’s just s’darn photogenic, don’t you think? Besides, I have yet to taste me some haggis.
Thanks again for everything.