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'Every Little Helps'
(Archived on Saturday - May - 08/05/2021 )

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  Photo was taken at Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)  
A blackbird gathers some bits and pieces to line its nest.

On This Day
On May 8th 1945 World War II ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender
On May 8th 1980 the World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated
On May 8th 1984 The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics in retaliation for the American boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics
On May 8th 2007 A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed with Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party) as First Minister and Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin) as Deputy First Minister

Birthdays Today May 8th
David Attenborough (World famous for his TV wildlife and nature documentaires) is 95
Roddy Doyle (Novelist) is 63
Enrique Iglesias (Singer) is 46
Paul Harrington (Irish Eurovision Winner) is 61


Thought on Saturday - May - 08/05/2021

Thought For The Week

We need to be aware that drifting off course is almost a certainty. As in sailing, the wind - its direction, force and velocity can easily knock us off course. Our job as followers of Christ is to fight to stay on course' ~Martin Tierney

The phrase 'drift away' is a nautical one and describes how a boat or ship can drift off course. Even the most experienced sailor is constantly working to counter drifting away. The same is also true of our own lives. There are many things that happen each day that can throw us off course and allow us to drift.

Sometimes we might not even be aware we are drifting. It is good to check in with ourselves once in a while. The lockdowns have impacted on all of us. As we slowly emerge from the latest lockdown, we look forward to returning to more normal routines. Things we completely took for granted before will be appreciated even more now.

But this is also an ideal time to make some changes. Why should we return to stuff that we know is no longer live giving for us. Only we ourselves know what this might be. This means we are no longer drifting. We are now doing things that are good and life giving for us.

This has spiritual implications too. Any time set aside for quiet time, reflection or prayer is one way of stopping the drift. It is a good place to be. A simple prayer could be: "Lord, I feel I am drifting in life. Please help me back on track again".

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