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Mellifont Abbey

The gate swung open unbidden. The creaking of the hinges shattered the calm of the trees surrounding him, bringing him sharply to his senses.

Beyond the gate he could make out a building. The windows were shuttered, but he had a feeling that the house wasn’t empty, merely sleeping, waiting for the moment when someone would arrive to wake it from its reverie.

The lawns were tended, and he wanted to take a step forward, to get a better look at the garden, but immediately felt as if he would be trespassing, unwanted, into grounds that had been perfectly manicured by a gardener who had every intention of keeping them that way, no matter what happened.

To walk forward or to turn and run? Intruders were definitely not welcome here, and, without any shadow of a doubt, he would be intruding. But he also felt that it was too late. With the opening of that gate, the barrier had been broken and he was left with only one choice.

He felt himself take a step towards the Abbey…


Perseverance

Despite what you might feel right now, it is possible to keep going.

You can weather the storm and come out the other side battered, but still standing.

Your experiences now will lead you to being a stronger person in the future.


A Clear Path

Not every path is obvious, not every road is straight.

There are often many twists and turns to navigate, but often life is more about the journey than the destination.

When we are born, we are not provided with in-built satellite navigation.

Our journey is our own, and, after all, a direct route would be a boring one.