Easter is all about colour and I took this photo last evening of the crab apple coming into full flower and its timing could not have been better! But in Ireland we are experiencing unseasonal Easter weather with lots of rain, wind and heavy showers.

On This Day 

On April 11th 1970 Apollo 13 was launched from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral), Florida. Although scheduled to be the third lunar landing, the mission was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded en route to the Moon.

On April 11th 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London by police and arrested on failure to appear in court on US extradition charges

Birthday’s Today🎂

Jeremy Clarkson (Presenter of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) is 63

Lisa Stansfield (Singer) is 57

Michael Lyster (Former Presenter of the Sunday Game) is 69

Saint For Today

Today’s Saint is St. Stanislaus

Significance Of Today

Today is World Parkinson’s Day. On this day there are efforts made to increase the public awareness of this terrible disease, as well as all the good works put forth by the world’s organizations that are dedicated to preventing and finding a cure for this debilitating disease.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ~Benjamin Spock

Did You Know😇
Did you know that ducks cannot walk without bobbing their heads.
Video 🎥

A video that is very relevant for this week is called ‘An Easter Prayer’

Thought For The Week

“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.” ~Floyd Tomkins

The story of Good Friday is very much our story. It picks up on our sadness, our pain, our challenges, our difficulties and the crosses we all have to carry in life from time to time. But some people choose to stay in Good Friday. They forget to take the step out of the tomb into the light or just don’t have the confidence to do so. A small nervous step forward towards new beginnings is infinitely better than none at all.

As Christians and believers we believe that our story does not end on Good Friday. There has to be something more. Easter is all about hope, new beginnings, new life and taking small steps forward in hope. It is about believing in ourselves, believing in love and kindness and being open to God’s blessings in our lives. I would like to wish you a Happy Easter and every blessing on you and your family.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday