The “Rest and be Thankful” road in the Arrochar Alps in Scotland.

“Rest and be thankful”, the phrase from Wordsworth, is particularly apposite as we come to the end of the year, a time to reflect and to recognise where we’ve come from, where we are, and (I suggest) to choose to be grateful for whatever life has brought us.

It is also the name of a famous steep and twisting road of the A83 in Scotland, in the unusually alpine-looking valley seen above.

So, as I take a moment to rest and be thankful myself, a story of reflective gratitude from…