Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, my readers all!
Here are some Irish blessings I’ve found for your enjoyment.
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
May the friendships you make,
Be those which endure,
And all of your grey clouds
Be small ones for sure.
And trusting in Him
To Whom we all pray,
May a song fill your heart,
Every step of the way.
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.
I have known many, liked not a few, loved only one, I drink to you.
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.
As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.
May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.
May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
May the strength of three be in your journey.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, quick to make friends. But rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
May you live long, Die happy, And rate a mansion in heaven.
Check out these given above and many more proverbs and Irish wisdom on this website: http://tacomaweekly.tripod.com/Irish-Quotations.html
Credit to this website for all these marvellous blessings and toasts. Authors unknown.
- Erin Go Bookshelf: Irish Prose for St. Patrick’s Day (elizabethwillse.com)