Today everyone is Irish


An Irish Blessing


May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.



And a few more from Parade’s extensive collection:


If you’re lucky enough to be Irish…
You’re lucky enough!


Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.


May your troubles be less and your blessings be more,
And nothing but happiness come through your door.


Happiness being a dessert so sweet,
May life give you more than you can ever eat.


May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour
Before the devil knows you’re dead.


As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.


Here’s to the health of your enemies’ enemies.


May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.


May the most you wish for
Be the least you get.


May the Good Lord take a liking to you,
But not too soon!


7 thoughts on “Today everyone is Irish

    1. Check out the Parade link. So much Irish wisdom and humor!

      Luckily the latest little blast of snow missed us. But it will be another few days before Xylia melts away. Longer in the shade. Annie stays mostly on the deck, which is now clear in some places, 6 inches in others.

      1. Cool. Thanks for the link
        (Oh, re watched the segment: the plants for St PAt’s are only the cool weather ones like kale, lettuce, sugar snap peas, and something else – maybe spinach? These can’t take much heat.
        Mother’s Day makes much more sense for planting (unless you really want to torment plants or yourself trying to haul them in and out and in… HAHA)

  1. No parties or parades or live music here for ST. Pat’s. I self quarantined on St. Pat’s Day in 2020…THAT was hard as here in the land of militias sooo many people thought and still think Covid is a hoax. I did win 2nd place in a Limerick contest this year. My boat is named Outrageous, the contest was at my sailing club.

    Let’s lift a St. Patrick’s Day flask.
    But, to have SAFE fun is our task.
    I might be contagious?
    That concept’s Outrageous!
    I’m so dammed tired of this mask.

    Next year…live music and hanging with friends.

    1. LOL. Great limerick. I’ve been isolating for so long, I haven’t had a chance to get tired of masks. I really have to remind myself to wear one when I venture out. I keep one hanging on the rearview mirror in the car.

... and that's my two cents