I took this photo yesterday on the outskirts of Millstreet, Co.Cork. After the heavy rain and winds from Storm Debi, it was lovely to get out and about and see the beauty of nature again

On This Day

On November 15th 2001 Microsoft released Xbox, as a video game console system

On November 15th 2020 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won his 4th straight and record equalling 7th F1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Turkish GP

On November 15th 2022 Ticketmaster sold more than 2 million tickets for Taylor Swift’s The Eras tour and it was the most tickets ever sold in a single day for an artist, amid hours-long wait times for fans.

Birthdays Today

Petula Clark (1960’s Pop Singer) is 91

Sophia Di Martino (TV Actress) is 40

Saint For Today

Saint for November 15th is Saint Albert. He was a Dominican priest and taught theology at Cologne, Germany, and Paris in France.

Significance of Today

Today is I Love To Write Day.  Writing is not just for acclaimed authors. This special day is celebrated by many to encourage us to write something, from novels for the inspired, to poetry, to writing into your local newspaper, or even more important to write a letter to someone. The aim is to get people to sit down and put something on paper or on a computer, however short and in whatever style, kick-starting their writing and giving them confidence through being part of a global movement.

Interesting Quote For Today

‘If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. Simple as that.” ~Stephen King  

Did You Know

Did you know that the word ‘colygraphia’ means ‘writer’s block’

Video for the week🎥(Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘A Timeless Classic – Take Time’

Thought For The Week

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.’ ~Author Unknown

What does the word cautious mean? The dictionary describes it as someone who is careful in actions and decisions. It is someone who is alert, cagey, plays it safe, is shrewd, watchful and generally hesitates before making a decision. In life it is good to be cautious. It is good and important to be careful, alert and watchful with many things in life.

Sometimes though we can be over cautious. We put up a wall, we do not go outside our comfort zone and often can cut ourselves off from opportunities that life can bring. Again it brings us to the beautiful word that is balance. If we can get the balance right between living life to the full but also working out what’s good and best for us, then we have found a good healthy balance.

When it comes to faith matters we have no need to be cautious. Throughout our Gospel stories Jesus mentions the need to let go of fear and worry. In fact throughout the bible, “Do not be afraid” is mentioned 365 times. So for every day of the year there is a whisper of do not be afraid. Why be cautious when God loves us uniquely, journeys with us through every experience and gently whispers each day: “Do not be afraid”.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday