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!