Photo was taken at Altamount, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

As the evenings slowly close in, I find myself going for a walk earlier and earlier. It is nearly fully dark now at 8.30pm. We are gently moving quietly into autumn and it is a time of reflection and a time to give thanks for blessings received during our summer months.

On This Day

On Sep 1992 Astronaut Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to fly in space

On Sep 12th 2003 the Country Music Singer Legend Johnny Cash died at the age of 71

On Sep 12th 2014 political leader Ian Paisley died at the age of 88

Birthdays Today

Bertie Ahern (Former Taoiseach of Ireland) is 72

Joe Schmidt (Former Irish Rugby Coach) is 58

Linda Gray (Actress who played Sue Ellen in Dallas) is 83

Saint For Today

Today September 12th is the feast of Saint Ailbhe. He was a Bishop and preacher, one of the saints whose life has been woven into the myths and legends of Ireland. He was a known disciple of St. Patrick

Significance of Today

Today is World Encouragment Day. It is a day that offers the ideal opportunity to be an encouragement to someone and make the world a slightly brighter place. It is often the small words of encouragement, that can make all the difference in someones life.

Quote For Today

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” ~Buddha

Did You Know

The most sensitive finger is the index finger. The index finger is the second finger on your hand and it is also called the forefinger.


Thought for Week 

Sometimes we forget or underestimate the difference one can make. The following reflection makes a lot of sense with a lovely finish.

The Difference One Can Make

One song can spark a moment,

One tree can start a forest,

One bird can herald spring,

One smile begins a friendship,

One star can guide a ship at sea,

One vote can change a nation,

One sunbeam lights up a room,

One candle wipes out darkness,

One laugh will lift sadness,

One step must start each journey,

One word must start each prayer,

One touch can show you care,

One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make the difference,

The one is you and it’s up to you.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday