Mar. 17: Irish Blessings and Good Wishes

The Irish are known for their way with words, so here is a special wish for St. Patrick’s Day.

“May there always be work for your hands to do / May your purse always hold a coin or two. / May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, / May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. / May the hand of a friend always be near you, / And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

Next, a bit of Irish wisdom:

“It’s easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song. / But the man worthwhile is the one who can smile / When everything goes dead wrong.”

Finally, here’s one to make you smile:

“May those who love us, love us. / And those that don’t love  us, May God turn their hearts. / And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, / May He turn their ankles, / So we’ll know them by their limping.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A joyful heart is life itself, and rejoicing lengthens one’s

life span.  (Sirach 30:22)

Grant me eloquence, wisdom, and joy, Heavenly Father.

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