These Nasturtium flowers grew very enthusiastically up through the palm hedge!

On This Day 

On October 6th 1993 the famous basketball player Michael Jordan retired from professional basketball, saying “I don’t have anything else to prove,” only to return in March 1995.

On October 6th 2021 the World Health Organisation recommended the world’s first Malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for children after a pilot program was effective in Africa. It has since been described as life changing.

Birthdays Today

Niall Quinn (Former Irish Footballer) is 57

Theo Hernandez (Soccer Player) is 26

Gerry Adams (Ex president of Sinn Fein) is 75

Saint For Today

Today October 6th is the feast of Saint Bruno. It is told he gave his students the gift of prayers, wisdom and humilty. It is said the Pope at the time asked him to become one of his advisors.

Significance Of Today

Today Oct 6th is World Smile Day. Sometimes all it takes to make the day better is a smile, whether someone gives it to you, or one you share with someone else. Little acts of kindness can also bring a smile to someone who has otherwise had a bad day and it can change everything that follows.

Whether it’s just a simple compliment, a cheery hello, or a gift of something small to help brighten their day, World Smile Day encourages you to take action to bring a few more smiles that of course no money can buy.

Also today Oct 6th is World Cerebral Palsy Day. Cerebral Palsy is a condition that’s sadly very common among people. No matter the conditions that cause it, Cerebral Palsy can be challenging to live with and can affect not only the person who has it but the loved ones that surround them. World Cerebral Palsy Day gives these families the ability to find better ways of handling it and helps spread awareness about the facts that come with Cerebral Palsy.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.”  ~Author Unknown

Did You Know😇

Did you know that people can recognize a smile from up to 300 feet away, making it the most easily recognizable facial expression. And since smiling is a universal sign of happiness, it’s an easy way to communicate across cultures — more than handshakes, hugs, or bows which can have different meanings for different traditions.

Thought For Today

Angels have a hidden agenda – love.’ ~Author Unknown

We all have a fear of isolation, loneliness and that we won’t be able to manage on our own. It is a perfectly normal human fear. As a child we were reminded about our guardian angel watching over and protecting us. It was comforting and consoling to know that we had someone special looking after us.

But our guardian angel journeys with us every step of our life’s journey and not just our childhood. A guardian angel isn’t fantasy or some form of magic. Our scriptures have many references to angels. They are real, active and can best be described as God’s protective love very near and close to us.

Yesterday (Oct 2nd) was their feast day but especially of your guardian angel. A fitting prayer and indeed every day might be: “O Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen”