Photo is by Laura Kuhn from Pixabay

A bee is busy gathering nectar and pollen. Bees get so busy now as we head towards the start of May. The weather is getting warmer and everything is coming into full flower.

On This Day

On April 28th Apple launched the iTunes Store, which gave users the ability to purchase and download music from the Internet directly to their iTunes library; in 2010 the store sold its 10 billionth song.

Interesting Quote for Today

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Saint For Today:

Saint Peter Chanel

Significance of Today

April 28th is Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured
It takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work

Did You Know:

Did you know most of the Earth’s freshwater is stored in glaciers and icecaps?
Nearly 70 percent of Earth’s freshwater is stored in the coldest spots on the globe: in glaciers and icecaps.

Thought on Friday

Earth Day was celebrated last Saturday April 22nd. It is about doing things to help protect our planet earth, to keep it clean and healthy. The cynic might say why bother, the optimist says every little helps. It’s the simple things that we can all do, that make the biggest difference.

If we don’t do the small things who else will. We owe it to the generations coming after us. It also our Christian call and duty to do something that will make a difference. Pope Francis also encourages us to do so and has written extensively on the topic.

I have put together a short video to mark Earth Day and it is called ‘Earth Day – Simple Things You Can Do’

The following prayer by Carmel McCarthy is also appropriate:

A prayer by Carmel McCarthy

Almighty God of creation and eternity, within your providence we live and move and have our being. Open our eyes to see your beauty in all the details of our environment. Lift our hearts to you in gratitude for the luminosity of the stars, for spiders and sparrows. We thank you for the sun and moon which regulate our times and seasons. We thank you for each and every person who has enriched us on life’s journey. Most of all we thank you for your word made flesh, and for your spirit of love and life, God, forever and eternity, Amen.