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'Beautiful Cycle Path'
(Archived on Tuesday - May - 11/05/2021 )

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  Photo was taken at the weekend at Macroom Town Park, Co.Cork (Irl)  
A cyclist cycles through one of the many cycle and walkways through Macroom Town Park. The trees are only slowly making their presence felt and are at least three weeks behind other years because of recent cold weather.

On This Day
On May 11th 1995 in New York, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. (It's objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology)
On May 11th 2000 India's population officially reaches 1 billion and Astha Arora was named India's billionth baby

Birthday's Today
Sabrina Carpenter (Singer) is 22
Andrés Iniesta (Spanish Footballer) is 37

Saint For Today May 11th is St John of Avila. He was canonised a saint in 1970. He is famous for his outstanding preaching. His sermons survive only in the form of notes made by some of those who heard them but spiritual letters he wrote are still in their original form. John of Avila was one of the few saints in his time in Spain who did not belong to a religious order.


Thought on Tuesday - May - 11/05/2021

Thought For The Week

'A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.' ~Chinese Proverb

Listening to the birds sing early in the morning is always such a special moment. The dawn chorus is one of the most magical experiences in nature, a multitude of birds of many different species all singing together in harmony as morning breaks and light begins to fill the skies. It is nature's most impressive and special concert available.

While it may sound like beautiful music to our ears, to the birds it is something quite different. It is a way for rival males to establish its territory and attract a mate. So the louder your song and the more time you spend singing it, gives you a much better chance of claiming the best territory.

When I hear the birds sing so beautifully these mornings, I call it 'Morning Prayer'. I usually open the window and let the beautiful sounds drift in. It becomes a prayer moment for me. Just as they are welcoming in the day in great song, I welcome in the day too in my own simple way. Every day is God's precious gift to us. It is a new beginning, a fresh start with lots of opportunities awaiting us. My prayer is one of thanks for this new day and one of blessing, asking God to bless me through this day, whatever comes my way.

So I invite you to tune into the dawn chorus too. Instead of having the radio on loudly, why not turn it off one morning when you wake and just listen, even for a minute. You will be amazed at the sounds you will hear.

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