Photo today is by Willfried Wende from Pixabay

These young blackbirds wait patiently for their food to arrive

On This Day

On May 16th 1975 Tabei Junko of Japan, accompanied by Ang Tsering of Nepal, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
On May 16th 1986 The action blockbuster Top Gun was released and it made Tom Cruise an international star.

Birthday’s Today Pierce Brosnan (Actor) is 69
Janet Jackson (Popsinger) is 56
Megan Fox (Actress) is 36

Interesting Quote for Today

“A bad attitude is like a flat tire; if you don’t change it, you won’t go anywhere” ~ Joyce Meyer

Saint For Today May 16th is the feast day of Saint Brendan and he is the patron saint of boatpeople, mariners, sailors, travelers and whales

Significance of Today Today May 16th is Drawing Day. There is an artist in all of us. The ability to work with colours is something that is inbuilt in all of us. Drawing Day is dedicated to the artist inside of us and encourages us to try using some colours no matter how simple.

Did You Know: While you sleep you can’t smell anything – even really, really bad or potent smells.

Thought on Monday – May – 16/05/2022

Thought For The Week

‘Now I am revealing new things to you, things hidden and unknown to you, created just now. This very moment you have heard nothing of these things until now, so that you cannot say, ‘Oh yes, I knew all this’. ~Isaiah 48:6

We sometimes think of God, religion and spirituality as just static. Some see it as created in the past which has been passed onto us to preserve and in turn we pass it on to someone else. This is very limiting. Everything about God is fresh, moving and changing. Nothing stays still. Even the prophet Isaiah who wrote many thousands of years ago, had a lovely sense of everything evolving and changing.

This month of May is an example of how everything in nature is changing. Everything is now bursting with life, colour and energy. Our gardens are equally bursting with life and colour. It is a month of expansion and growth.

The same goes with God who is never static. We can never say we know God fully or know with certainty the answers to our deepest questions. Each day we can learn something new about ourselves, about God, about life, about the world we live in, about our family, our friends and so on.

All of them are never in isolation but are connected in a mysterious web that make up today. If we believe that today is God’s gift to us then we are open to possibility, freshness and a sense of freedom in our lives. That’s why today is always precious and a day to make the most of, as best we can.