I took this photo next to the Lidl carpark in Kanturk, Co.Cork where they have thousands of these wild daisy flowers in bloom at the moment. They are also attracting wildlife including honeybees and bumblebees which is the main reason they are there.

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. I made the following video
for the day that was in it


Thought For The Week

“If your legs are tired, run with your heart” ~Tobias Heinze

 Like many people I found myself glued to the television watching the European Athletics from Rome last week. But on Wednesday evening the women’s 400-meter relay race was the icing on the cake. The Irish team of Sophie Becker, Rhasidat Adeleke, Phil Healy and Sharlene Mawdsley did us all proud winning silver and recording an Irish National record of three minutes and 22.71 seconds.

These women will be such a positive influence on so many of our younger generations. After the race their smiles, enthusiasm and energy during the interviews touched us all. The race is made up of a team of four and each athlete completes one 400m lap each before handing over the baton to the next player.

It could be easy to overlook the handing over. There is no room for error. If you drop the baton your race is over. It reminds me of all the good things we hand over to each other and how important they are. We hand over beautiful values like love, respect, kindness, faith, hope, courage, resilience, light, determination, peace and so much more.

It is important we hand these on to those who are important in our lives. We don’t do it on our own, we do it together. It is teamwork. When you are part of a team you feel valued, respected and loved. Jesus was also very much into teamwork. Nobody was to be excluded. Nobody was to be left out. We continue this teamwork today as best we can. We all have a part to play in handing on so many beautiful values. Our world desperately needs these values. You are part of the team too. Finally a huge congratulations to all our Irish athletes who have done us so proud in recent days.

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