This photo by Peggy Choucair from Pixabay captures beautifully the colours of autumn and how special this time of year can be when the weather is right.

On This Day

On October 21st 1966 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales. It was a heartbreaking tragedy known across the world by the name of the South Wales village where it happened: Aberfan.

On October 21st 2021 Actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead a work colleague during  rehearsals on a film set at Bonanza Ranch, New Mexico

Birthdays Today

Judith Sheindlin (better known as Judge Judy) is 81

Kim Kardashian (Reality TV Star) is 43

Amber Rose (Model) is 40

Saint For Today

Today October 21st is the feast of Saint Paul of the Cross

Significance of Today

Today October 21st is World Repair Day. In an increasingly wasteful society, it’s important to know how to repair things instead of replacing them. Sadly today products are built to have a short life span, so that people will be forced to buy again. This massively adds to our carbon footprint. Repairing things greatly reduces our carbon footprint. Start with small repairs and you will be amazed with what you can do.

Quote For Today

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” ~Mother Teresa

Did You Know

Did you know that each year we produce around 3% more waste than the year before. It is totally unsustainable.

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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