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

Yes there should be no rose flowering in November but recent mild weather has confused nature. This rose called ‘John C’s Rose’ was still putting forth new flowers during the past few weeks

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  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.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 26th 1983 the greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash was stolen from Brink’s-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England

Birthdays Today

Tina Turner (Singer) is 83

Rita Ora (Singer) is 32

Natasha Bedingfield (Singer) is 41

Saint For Today

No significant Saint for today from my research

Significance Of Today

As the countdown to Christmas gathers momentum, we celebrate the beginning of Advent this weekend

Interesting Quote For Today

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ~Mother Teresa

Did You Know

Did you know…..Whether you’ve seen a tiger in real life or in a photo, you know that they have striped fur. But they actually have striped skin as well.

Thought For The Week

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

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving Day and was celebrated in the U.S and it is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In America many families gathered 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