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

The best roads for a walk are those with little traffic. This lovely quiet road still has the beauty of autumn as we move into the last week of november

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  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.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 23rd 1863 a patent was granted for a process to make colour photographs.

On November 23rd 1990 the famous childrens book author Roald Dahl died. One of his famous books was ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Birthdays Today

Miley Cyrus (Pop Star) is 30

Kelly Brook (Model and TV Presenter) is 43

Sue Nicholls (Who plays Audrey Roberts in Coronation Street) is 79

Saint For Today

Feast day for November 23rd is Saint Columba. He was a famous Irish missionary who took the message of Jesus throughout Europe.

Significance Of Today

Today a Public Holiday has been put in place in Saudi Arabia after they beat Argentina yesterday in the World Cup!

Interesting Quote For Today

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” ~Jimmy Johnson

Did You Know

Did you know if you walked for 12 hours a day, it would take the average person 690 days to walk around 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