Photo was taken last week near St Johns Well, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

The windmills on the mountains in the distance, stood out in early morning sunlight

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  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.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 22nd 1963 the President of the United States, John F Kennedy was assasinated while being driven in an open topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas

On November 22nd 1995 ‘Toy Story’ became the first computer animated film, was released with great success

On November 22nd 2005 German politician Angela Merkel became the country’s chancellor, becoming the first woman to hold the post.

Birthdays Today

Jamie Lee Curtis (Actress) is 64

Billie Jean King (former Tennis star) is 79

Borris Becker (another former Tennis star) is 55

Scarlett Johansson (Actress) is 38

Saint For Today

Feast day for November 22nd is Saint Cecelia and she is the partroness of music and singing

Significance Of Today

Today is a day to appreciate the gift of music. It is a time to listen to your favourite album or to play an instrument. It is a day to know that if we didn’t have the gift of music our world would be a much sadder place.

Interesting Quote For Today

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music. ” ~Billy Joel

Did You Know

Did you know Elvis Presley is still the best selling solo artist in the world

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