Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In the spirit of the Irish...

...some blessings and proverbs.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

A face without freckles is like a sky without stars.

Here's to your roof, may it be well thatched
And here's to all under it -May they be well matched.

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

A handful of skill is better than a bagful of gold.

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.

Three best to have in plenty - sunshine, wisdom and generosity.

God is good, but never dance in a small boat.

Get down on your knees and thank God you're still on your feet.

You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

May you live long,
Die happy,
And rate a mansion in heaven.

Say little but say it well.

If wars were fought with words Ireland would be ruling the world.

And my favorite 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.


Ada said...

I'll be honest I just scanned them all because I was waiting...I was waiting for it. Ahhh, and there it was at the end like a light from above.

Happy St Patricks Day sis

Jen said...

Ada, I've been singing it ever since I typed it. It is lovely, isn't it?