I took this photo yesterday morning on the butter road between Mushera and Rylane in Co.Cork. A beautiful dawn through the fog created a lovely photo opportunity

On This Day

On October 26th 1984 The action film ‘The Terminator’ was released in the United States and it became a huge success. It made actor Arnold Schwarzenegger a star almost overnight.

On October 26th 2017 Jacinda Arden is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government.

Birthdays Today

Hilary Clinton (US Politican) is 76

Charlie Landsborough (Folk Singer) is 82

Saint For Today

Today October 24th is the feast of Saint Bean (Not Mr. Bean!). In some Roman writings and in certain Irish calendars a Saint Bean is mentioned and that he lived Ireland.

Significance of Today

This month of October is Mental Health Month. Taking care of our inner selves is just as important as our physical health. In any given year, more than one in five of us will experience some type of mental health problem. So we all have a part to play in minding our mental health.

Quote For Today

Some mental health quotes:

  1. “Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.”
  2. “It’s okay not to be okay.”
  3. “You are not your mental illness.”
  4. “Your struggles do not define you.”
  5. “Taking care of your mental health is an act of self-love.”
  6. “You are worthy of happiness and peace of mind.”
  7. “There is no shame in seeking help for your mental health.”
  8. “It’s okay to take a break and prioritize your mental health.”
  9. “You are not alone in your struggles.”
  10. “It’s okay to ask for support when you need it.”

Did You Know

Did you know that most people living with mental illness lead productive lives despite their challenges.

Video for the week🎥  (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘A Few Words of Wisdom for Today’

Thought For The week

Mission statements have become very popular. Almost every organisation, whether a club, society, church, school, or hospital have their own Mission statements. It puts the focus on what they are about. As an example most sporting organisations would include the enjoyment, recreation and wellbeing of all members of the club.

It is always good to put our sense of mission before us as a reminder of what we are about. This is what we do every year when we celebrate Mission Sunday which was celebrated all over the world yesterday.

So what are we about? Mission Sunday is a celebration of you. It is a celebration of how your life touches others in ways you may not even be aware of. Mission Sunday celebrates the uniqueness of every single person no matter what their beliefs or background. It is a day set aside each year to celebrate so many good and positive faith stories all over the world.

God’s presence is to be found in so many countries, cultures and different walks of life. Mission is not just about celebrating God’s story in one particular area of the world but that somehow every country and person is connected in some way.

This year we are particularly shocked by what is happening in the Middle East. The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is complex and worrying. These are the lands that Jesus once walked in. He was a man of peace and hope and his message is even more relevant during these troubled times.

Mission Sunday reminds us not to lose hope. Mission Sunday is a celebration of you and your something special. Every time we share love or do something good for someone else, we are already a missionary. We are asked this weekend to pray for all missionaries and all countries across the world. In particular special prayers are asked for peace in the Middle East and the other troubled parts of our world. Mission Sunday means we are all connected. Our prayers today and this week of Mission are also connected and make a real and lasting difference.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday