“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” ~Adrienne Cook
“May those who love us, love us. And those who don’t love us, May God turn their hearts; And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles, So we will know them by their limping.” ~Irish Blessing
Contributed by my husband. 🙂
“May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.”
“Gin ye find a heart that’s weary.
And that needs a brither’s hand,
Dinna thou turn from it, dearie,
Thou shouldst help thy fellow man.
Thou mayest have a hidden heartache,
Sacred from all mortal kin,
And because of thine own grief’s sake,
Thou maun feel for ither men.”
“For ’tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it’s green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.”
~Mary Elizabeth Blake
“When we feel restless, impatient and discouraged because we have lost something prized or loved, let us remember the first and last verses of Mrs. Wheeler’s beautiful poem, ‘Recompense:’
“Straightway through my heart this fact to-day
By truth’s own hand is driven;
God never takes one thing away,
But something else is given.
It is the law, complete, sublime;
And now with faith unshaken,
In patience I but bide my time
When any joy is taken.”
An Old Irish Blessing~and my favorite
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
*Royalty free pics of Ireland