Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blessings of the Irish


Dear Lord,
Give me a few friends who will love me for what I am, and keep ever burning before my vagrant steps the kindly light of hope... And though I come not within sight of the castle of my dreams, teach me to be thankful for life and for time's olden memories that are good and sweet. And may the evening's twilight find me gentle still.


May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.
  

May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

Wishing you always...
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire

May the frost never afflict your spuds.
May the leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms.
May the crows never pick your haystack.
If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.


If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.

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

Blessings o' the Irish be on ye today!

1 comment:

  1. The irish have such wonderful blessings, don't they?

    Practical, too!

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