The Wild Atlantic Way – A New Year Walk on Carrickfin Beach
“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”
Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival
I feel blessed to live in Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on The Wild Atlantic Way. http://www.wildatlanticway.com
“Watching the Daisies Virtual Walking Festival” will run 10 to 20 April, to inspire others to put on their walking boots, and enjoy the mighty outdoors.
A New Year Walk on Carrickfin Beach
It was a very mild but very wet Christmas! I missed walking, so I was delighted when Carrickfin Beach beckoned me on a beautiful sunny but frosty day.
The beach was almost deserted, as I admired the frost on the sand dunes and seaweed – a rare delight.
I reflected on the past year and my writing progress.
Taking an extended break over Christmas has allowed me to pause and ponder on the way forward for 2018.
“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
It feels good to stand back and enjoy the view…
After my beach walk, I made my way back to my car past icy puddles, knowing that this time shall soon pass, and the flow of life will continue…
Dear friends, at the beginning of a New Year full of endless possibilities:
“May the blessing of 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 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.”
Traditional Irish Blessing
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.