A lot of rain recently has meant that our streams are energised and in full flow. Our photo for today was taken at Mushera, near Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
On This Day
On April 3rd 1973 The first mobile phone call was made by a Motorola employee, Martin Cooper in New Jersey
On April 3rd 2009 Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Eddie Murphy (Actor) is 61
Alec Baldwin (Actor) is 65
Leona Lewis (Singer) is 38
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal Footballer) is 26
Saint For Today
St Richard, Bishop of Chichester in England
Significance Of Today
Today is World Aquatic Day. Did you know the ocean contains about a million different species? Because we do not actually live underwater, it is easy to forget the vast array and variety of aquatic creatures that populate the oceans, seas, lakes, and other bodies of water on our planet. World Aquatic Day is centered around taking the time to learn about and acknowledge the importance of all of these creatures who make their homes in the water.
Interesting Quote for Today
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ~Warren Buffett
Did you know that no word in the dictionary rhymes with the word orange.
Thought For The Week
‘The first person who has to believe in you is you.’ ~Author Unknown
It is always important to believe in ourselves and in what we have to offer and give. Surprisingly many people are slow to believe in themselves. A child or adult whose gifts and talents are not nurtured will believe over time that they are simply no good.
That is why words of encouragement are crucial and vital whatever our age. I’m not sure if surveys have been done in this area. But in my own experience I think we fall well short in the whole area of encouraging, saying thanks and offering a word of praise. We are often told that God loves us no matter what. It is at the heart of the events during this Holy Week. But unless we first believe in ourselves how can we believe that even God loves us?
Whatever your circumstances, whatever your current situation, you have got to believe in what you can do. None of us can change the world at large, but my little bit can make the world of a difference. Our prayer is very short and simple for today: Lord, help me to believe in myself.
The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday