I took this photo yesterday at Garrvoe Beach. With lovely sunshine it was just lovely to be out and about

On This Day 

On Oct 10th 1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident

On Oct 10th 2004 Having already clinched his record 7th F1 World Drivers Championship, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher won a record 13th race of the season with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

Birthdays Today

Mya (Singer) is 41

Saint For Today

Today October 9th is the feast of Saint Francis Borgia

Significance Of Today

Today is World Homeless Day. It is estimated that more than 100 million people worldwide are homeless, and at least 1.5 billion people are lacking housing that is adequate.

Interesting Quote for Today

“We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation is a problem that we just can’t solve.”  ~Linda Lingle

Did You Know😇

Did you know that 85% of all of plant life is found in our oceans

Thought For The week

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

Last Friday was World Smile Day. Sometimes all it takes to make a day a bit better is a simple smile, whether someone gives it to you or if it’s one you share with someone else. Whether it’s just a simple compliment, a cheery hello or a word of thanks, it will always generate a smile.

Sometimes we take our smile for granted but your smile most certainly is beautiful and always makes a difference. Very simply when we frown there is fear and when we smile there is love present. They say smiling is one of the best beauty remedies that costs absolutely nothing.

Scientists tell us that smiling lowers your heart beat and reduces stress levels. They also tell us that smiling can lift your mood and lengthen your life expectancy. Smiling is also contagious and we can recognise a smile on someone’s face up to 300 feet away.

In relation to our Gospel stories it is my firm belief that Jesus smiled a lot. We don’t have photos of course but I am fully convinced that he had the most beautiful smile. People always warmed to him and connected with him straight away. This could only have happened because of his beautiful smile.

I now do the sign of peace at Mass by saying ‘With just a wave, we will offer each other the sign of peace as a sign of the importance of community and the importance of coming together.’ What happens is just beautiful. Everyone as they wave are smiling at each other. It goes beyond words.

World Smile Day encourages us to keep smiling. Nobody else has your beautiful smile and your smile makes a beautiful difference every single day.