I stuck to my lent fast today! abstaining from all food! It was very hard, but I have a friend who is also on a lent fast, so we could console each other!
The weather was sunny and mild, so my friend and I went for a walk, around the village and through the park. We took the little footpath off the beaten track through the field, leading to the next village, where it was all quiet, a deserted field, where we met no other walkers.
We called in at the lovely little old chapel, where much earlier on there had been an Easter service/mass for good friday. The door was always open during the day until 5.30pm so we went inside to pray.
We lit a candle there and said a little prayer, each for our families.We stayed like this for a few minutes in silence. Thinking also about what is happening in the world, the bigger picture of which we are only a very small part.
Leaving the church, we slowly strolled back towards our village.
We then ended up walking back through the wood, close to my home, there we sat for a while, chatting, listening to birdsong and admired and tried to identify all the different flowers growing in the wood.
We also waved to some of the elderly people, looking out of the window of the residential home for the elderly, as we passed by near the woods.They smiled and waved back to us.
I think in a few weeks there may be many more Bluebells growing in this wood, so really looking forward to seeing that, as it's always such a spectacular display!
It had been good today, for me to have a break from housework, and studying, my friend she also enjoyed her time off work. Yes, it had turned out to have been a very good Friday!