Scottish Day 7 Prologue

As I am poised today to complete the challenge that I set myself at the start of the year, I have been asking myself what I have got out of it.

The sense of challenge itself has been the least of it, although much of the hard work was done back in the spring months as I struggled to up my fitness levels.

Increasingly over the past couple of days, it has been about enjoying the journey, trying to see, hear and smell everything as I go past, knowing that if I miss something now it will be hard, if not impossible, to go back and re-capture it later. And surely that is how life should best be lived, with heightened senses, grateful for what each day brings, and to the Creator for its, and my, existence.

As in life generally, too, it has been the conversations, the chance encounters, the kindnesses of strangers, that has lifted the journey from being an interesting, monochrome, exercise to being a vibrant, joyous journey, bursting with colour.


Right then.  That was hard work.  I think I am a more natural humorist.  The alarm has just gone off, so it’s time for ablutions and breakfast.  Let’s get at the day!

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One Response to Scottish Day 7 Prologue

  1. Gill goodman says:

    Richard, I have a lump in my throat as I read your beautiful, poetic, moving commentary on what sounds like an epic pilgrimage. Words of wisdom to start the day and then back down to earth with the call of nature!!Your wit and humour have enabled us, the mere reader, to enjoy this joyous journey with you. Love and many, many congratulations to you from all the Goodmans down the road in North Wales!! xx

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