No matter what part of Ireland you were in yesterday there were plenty of showers and lots of wind. But in between he showers it was lovely. I took this photo yesterday afternoon at Rocky Bay. It is about 10km from Carrigaline and all I can say is there was plenty of fresh air blowing but also very beautiful to watch.

On This Day 

On March 25th British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

On March 25th Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+

Birthday’s Today🎂

Elton John (Singer) is 76

Deirdre O’Kane (Irish Comedian) is 55

Sarah Jessica Parker is (Actress) is 58

Saint For Today

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation and is one of the principal feasts of the Christian church, and is always celebrated on March 25th, nine months before Christmas Day, December 25th

Significance Of Today

Today March 25th is Earth Hour and turning off as many electrical appliances at 8pm this evening. The best way to celebrate Earth Hour is, of course, to participate! You should also remember, however, that Earth Hour is not just about one hour, but about caring about our planet every other hour of every other day of the year, as well! The thousands upon thousands of Mwh of energy that are saved worldwide during Earth Hour mean nothing if we do not continue to care about the environment afterwards. So think about what you can do on a daily basis to save energy and then do it—even little things like exchanging your regular light bulbs for more power-saving ones.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~Arthur Ashe

Did You Know😇
We are born with only 2 natural fears, the fear of falling and the fear of loud sounds. All other fears and phobias are learned or acquired later in life.
My Latest Video 🎥

With the very heavy rain during the week and especially in West Cork, I am reminded of this video I made last year. The contrast of standing on a rock in a moment of calm and then looking at the same spot when the river is in flood, is some contrast!!! And yes we all need those moments of quiet and calm in our lives.

Thought For The Week

Last Sunday 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