Another reminder of spring unfolding all around us from Pixabay. I hope you had an enjoyable St Patrick’s Weekend. It was a lovely weekend which included Mother’s Day yesterday and on Saturday Ireland winning the Grand Slam in the 6 Nations Rugby was the icing on the cake!!

On This Day 

On March 20th 2016 Barack Obama became the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 3 day tour.

On March 20th 2022 Intense fighting in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol continued as Russian forces encircle the city, trapping 300,000 people.

Birthday’s Today🎂

Michael O’Leary (Ryanair Boss) is 62

Amy Huberman (Actress) is 44

Fernando Torres (Manager and former footballer) is 39

Saint For Today

Today is the Feast of St Joseph. It is normally celebrated on March 19th but as yesterday was the fourth Sunday of Lent, it has been deferred to today.

Significance Of Today

Today is International Day of Happiness. Finding joy in the little moments, appreciating life’s simple pleasures, and surrounding oneself with positive energy are key ingredients to a fulfilling life. International Day of Happiness aims to celebrate happiness all over the world, inspiring people to spread positivity, whether big or small, with others and encouraging each nation to prioritize the happiness of its citizens.

Interesting Quote for Today

“The secret of happiness is something to do.” ~John Burroughs

Did You Know😇
Did you know a snail can sleep for three years

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Thought For The Week

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and in Ireland it is celebrated in Ireland on the 4th Sunday of Lent. This was a prayer I shared at Mass.

A prayer for all mothers on Mother’s Day

Loving God, we thank you for all mothers and we do so in gratitude and praise for the blessings they bring to us. We thank you for their love, their teachings, their guidance, their wisdom, their patience and their understanding.  Thank you for the beautiful physical, emotional and spiritual gifts they possess. We give thanks for how they share these gifts constantly with us.

Sometimes we take these gifts for granted, but on Mother’s Day, we remind all our Mums how special you are. Thank you for everything. Thank you for all the love you share with us. We ask God to abundantly bless you today, to protect you, to keep you in good health and to continue guiding you in all you do for us. We also remember Mum’s deceased, we haven’t forgotten you, we ask you to hold us close in your love as we remember you with love today. Amen

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday