It is hard to believe that the Owenabue River normally gently flows along through these fields next to Carrigaline. But on Wednesday it was a raging torrent due to torrential rain. In fact over a month’s rain fell in just one day. There was widespread flooding in many parts of County Cork.

On This Day

On October 20th 1973 the opening of the world famous Sydney Opera House took place by Queen Elizabeth II

On October 20th 2022 the UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her intention to resign, after 44 days in office, making her term shortest in the country’s history

Birthdays Today

Kamilla Harris (Vice President of the USA) is 59

Saint For Today

Today October 20th is the feast of Saint Irene

Significance of Today

Today October 20th is Information Overload Day. We are constantly getting endless information particularly through social media. We are simply saturated with information and we get so much that we feel down and drained. Information overload day invites us to simply put the phone down, turn off the computer and take a break. The best break from information overload is to go for a walk, to get outdoors and soak up the beauty of nature and creation.

Quote For Today

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Did You Know

Did you know that walking 6,000 steps a day will help improve your health and walking 10,000 will help you lose weight.

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A Daily Prayer

Thought For The week

God does not ask for our ability or our inability but our availability.’ ~Author Unknown

This weekend we watched some amazing quarter final games in the World Cup Rugby. Ireland v New Zealand and France v South Africa were simply wonderful to watch. Ireland were so close to beating New Zealand and the same can be said of France who were so close to beating South Africa also. The ability of these teams to create such excitement deserve huge credit and praise for what they have done.

When it comes to ourselves it is true that we sometimes focus on our inabilities rather than our abilities. How often we have heard, “I’m no good at that.” What a pity. If only we had more inner belief and the confidence to hear that inner voice within each of us saying, “I can and I will do it.” For every one thing we could be better at, there are many things that we are so good at.

So maybe a simple question to ask this week is: How can I give some of my time to doing even one thing I enjoy and something I know I’m good at? Can I believe that even one simple thing has the potential to make the world of a difference? Can I make myself available to make this moment happen?

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday