Photo was taken during the week at Kinsale, Co.Cork (Irl)

Even on a winters day the yachts still have a beauty of their own berthed in Kinsale harbour. It also has deeper symbolisn for us. No matter what the time of year, we all need the safety and shelter of a home, a family, a friend or a loved one.

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  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.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 24th Turkey changed its laws so that women became equal to men before the law and no longer subject to their husbands.

Birthdays Today

Billy Connolly (Comedian) is 80

Katherine Heigi (Actress) is 44

Ian Botham (Famous cricket player) is 67

Saint For Today

Feast day for November 24th is Saint Andrew Dung Lac and companions.  Through the missionary efforts of various religious families beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing until 1866, the Vietnamese people heard the message of the gospel, and many accepted it despite persecution and even death. This included Saint Andrew Dung Lac.

Significance Of Today

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. (More in our Thought For The Week below)

Interesting Quote For Today

“A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” ~Bruce Wilkinson

Did You Know

Did you know that the Christmas Song “Jingle Bells” was originally written as a Thanksgiving song. It was first known as “One Horse Open Sleigh”. But it became so popular around December 25th  that its composer James Pierpont, changed its title in 1859 to “Jingle Bells” and the rest is history!

Thought For The Week

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

Today 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 through this week, it is a good opportunity to thank God for all our blessings and it is particularly good and fitting to do it on Thanksgiving Day.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday