Photo was taken early yesterday morning at Altamount, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

At last after all the recent mild weather we have got our first frost overnight!  This is the normal weather we should be experiencing at this time of year.

At this stage you will have noticed new changes to the website. There has been such positive feedback. Regular viewers have seen some big changes and new viewers are also pleased with the new layout.  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.

On This Day

On November 17th 2003 Britney Spears at 21 years of age, became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Birthdays Today

Danny DeVito (Actor) is 78

Ru Paul (Entertainer) is 62

Rachel McAdams (Actress) is 44

Saint For Today

Saint for November 17th is Elizabeth of Hungary. She married at 14 years of age, she had three children in a happy marriage,  was widowed in her early twenties and died at the age of 24, makes for an unusual and interesting story. She was deeply commited to the poor, was deeply in love with God and saw God’s love in everything.

Significance of Today

Today Nov 17th is International Students Day.  It is a recognition of many students who are working hard to achieve their career goals and make a difference.

Interesting Quote For Today

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” ~Paul Coelho

Did You Know

Did you know your ears never stop growing!

Thought For The Week

‘Don’t we have divinity at our fingertips each day? We need but reach out in friendship to another human being to touch the face of God. For if not there, where else?’ ~Tom Cahill

Trying to explain what divine means is a tough task. Look at how the dictionary struggles to describe ‘Divine’: “the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a God or spirit beings and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy.” But such a wide definition of what divine could mean falls well short for us. For most of us the language used in explaining things about God is often in a language we don’t understand. We want to understand it but it is beyond us.

We need more simple language to try and explain God. A good starting place to define God in the following way: “The divine is at our fingertips each day. When we reach out in friendship and love to someone else, we touch the face of God”. This can only mean that God is so near to us, closer than we can possibly imagine. So where there is love we also find God. This God is not distant, not judgmental and we are never given out to. We are wrapped in divine love and nothing can change this.

This month of November is a good month to be wrapped in love, in kindness and in gentleness. It can be a long month especially as it gets dark so early now. It is sometimes hard to be enthusiastic during November. We need to be gentle and kind to ourselves. We also need to be gentle and kind to each other. We reach out in friendship to each other. We believe wholeheartedly that when we do this, we are indeed close to God. It is what real love is all about.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday