Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Blessings

Every year I pick out some of my favorite Irish blessings and share them. Here are some for you....

May the light always find you on a dreary day.
When you need to be home, may you find your way.
May you always have courage to take a chance
And never find frogs in your underpants.

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.

May the sound of happy music
And the lilt of Irish laughter
Fill your heart with gladness
That stays forever after.

Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never loved before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.

Mothers and fathers hold their children's hands for just a little while...And their hearts forever.

Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hollow of a tree
Live mystical, magical leprechauns who are as clever as can be.
With pointed ears, turned up toes and little coats of green,
The leprechauns make their shoes, trying hard to ne'er be seen.
Only those who really believe have seen these little elves.
If you believe and look with your heart, you can see them yourselves.

I hope the day is filled with luck, happiness and an excuse to join the dance.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Annette Lyon said...

That very first blessing is beautiful--and then hilarious!

Laura said...

I agree. I always give it to one of my son's every year. This year it was my oldest. It's a great way to show them how much I really love them, without getting too mushy. ;)