Photo was taken yesterday at Carrigaline, Co.Cork (Irl)

The transition from autumn to winter has been gradual but very much evident all around us now. There is something beautiful about this change and particularly when the sun shines, to reveal the bare beauty that is winter

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  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.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 21st 1976 the famous film “Rocky” starring Sylvester Stallone made its premiere

On November 21st 2017 Robert Mugabe resigned as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe after 37 years in leadership, as impreachment proceedings were begun against him

Birthdays Today

Bjork (Pop Singer) is 56

Goldie Hawn (Actress) is 76

Saint For Today

Feast day for November 21st is the Presentation of Mary. It is a feast day to remind us on the importance of giving thanks to God for a blessing received. Mary as the mother of Jesus, was someone who brought so many blessings into his life as he grew up.

Significance of Today

Today is World Hello Day. This might seem very obvious but we are encouraged to greet as many as we can today with a friendly smile or a friendly word of Hi or Hello. It is about puttting the spotlight on how important simple communication is in our daily lives.

Interesting Quote For Today

“It always seems impossible until it is done” ~Nelson Mandella

Did You Know

Did you know that the body has 2.5 million sweat pores.

Thought For The Week

‘When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~Willie Nelson

Next Thursday Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated in the U.S and it is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In America many families will gather to celebrate, to share a meal, to relax and importantly to give thanks for blessings received. It is a day for all of us to pause too and to quietly thank God for all our blessings.

Maybe right now there may not be much to give thanks for in your life. The effects of inflation, soaring costs and the expense of Christmas is upon us. To be grateful may seem a big ask this year. Maybe there are other difficult challenges in your life right now. But whatever our story, it is always good if we can look deeper into our lives. Once we begin to reflect and look at our lives, we all will find some things to be grateful for. A spirit of thankfulness or gratefulness can make such a difference.

It is well known that giving thanks can make you happier in life. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, appreciate good experiences, improve our wellbeing, help us deal with adversity and help build better relationships. It is also well known that when we are grateful, it helps us connect to something larger than ourselves, such as to other people, to nature, to our universe, to a higher power and so on.

So as we journey into the coming week, it is a good opportunity to thank God for all our blessings and it will be particularly good and fitting to do it on Thanksgiving Day.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday