|Photo by Eileen Henderson|
This view has a special meaning for me. It's near the farm where my great great grandmother was born and where she married my great great grandfather. It's here because I wanted a Scottish view for the blessing I quote at the end of this post.
How do you you think I should use this blog in the future? I'm thinking of making changes, but am undecided. The readership has increased, including returning and regular readers, so I hope that means that some people appreciate what I write. I enjoy the process, so I will probably continue to post regularly anyway.
For now, I want to say a big THANK YOU for visiting, THANK YOU for returning (if you do). If you have THANK YOU for commenting, either on the blog or via Facebook. For those of you bloggers whose blogs I so enjoy THANK YOU (you will know who you are, because I have probably left comments on your posts.) So for all of you, here's a Scottish blessing which really appeals to me
May the blessing of light be on you
- light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you,
like a candle set in the windows of a house,
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue Heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you,
soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,
soft under you as you lie out on it,
tired at the end of the day;
and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.
May it rest so lightly over you
that your soul may be out from under it quickly;
up and off and on its way to God.
And now may the Lord bless you,
and bless you kindly.
I found this blessing on Elizabeth Hanna's blog here.http://therevandadog.blogspot.com/2011/04/ah-no-no-no-twenty-minutes-left.html Thank you!