Today is the Winter Solstice and is the shortest day of the year. Light may be scarce but it is our hearfelt belief that no matter how dark things may be there is always light and hope.
It is only four days to go before Christmas Day. The coming week is busy for everyone. There is a good busy and an exhausting busy. I hope your busy for the rest of this week is good. I hope the coming days will be a time of blessings for you. I hope you can enjoy beautiful connections with your family and friends. Whatever your plans are remember the beautiful message of Christmas, that God is with you, that God loves you and that you are precious and special.
On This Day
On December 21st 1937 the classic Walt Disney film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” made its debut
On December 21st 1988 the Lockerbie disaster happened: A Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
On December 21st 2020 US President Joe Biden received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine live on TV to encourage others to do the same.
Emmanuel Macron (French President) is 45
Jane Fonda (Actress) is 85
Chris Evert (Three times Wimbledon tennis champion) is 68
Tony Connelly (RTE European Reporter) is 58
Saint For Today
Today December 20th is Saint Peter Canisius
Significance Of Today
December 21st is the Winter Solstice. It is when our planet earth reaches its maximum tilt away from the sun. On December 21st it is always in the northern hemisphere. It will be the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year. Today the maximum tilt away from the sun will happen at 9.48pm
Interesting Quote For Today
“The story of Christmas is the story of God’s relentless love for us.” ~Max Lucado
Did You Know
Did you know ‘Jingle Bells’ was the first song played in space. It happened on Dec 16th 1965