Photo was taken during the week at Altamount, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
It was good to get some frosts during the week, including this thistle that particularly stood out with its cover of frost.
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 The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.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 18th 1626 St Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world’s largest Christian basilica
On November 18th 1963 The first push-button telephones made their debut in the United States, eventually replacing most rotary-dial models.
On November 18th 2015 New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu, who was perhaps rugby’s first global icon, died of a heart attack at the age of 40 after a long battle with kidney disease.
Kim Wilde (Singer) is 62
Peter Schmeichel (Former Man Utd Goalkeeper) is 59
Chloe Sevigny (Actress) is 48
Saint For Today
Saint for November 18th is Saint Agnes of Assisi. She was the younger sister of St Clare of Assisi.
Significance of Today
Today Nov 18th is part of a week of Road Safety awareness, highlighting safety on our roads. It will finish on Sunday next (Nov 20th) with the world day of remembrance for road traffic victims.
Interesting Quote For Today
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle
Did You Know
Did you know that the only muscle that never tires is the heart.
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