Mar 17, 2012

Some Irish Wisdom

Grant me a bit of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folks.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

As you slide down the banisters of life,
may the splinters never point the wrong way.

May the blessings of each day
be the blessing you need most.

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
And quick to make friends,
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward

May you enjoy the four greatest blessings:
Honest work to occupy you.
A hearty appetite to sustain you.
A good woman to love you.
And a wink from the God above.

If you find yourself on a stony path,
may you have strong shoes.


May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
the foresight to know where you're going.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.


Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your first.


May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always 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 hollow of His Hand.


anitab said...
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anitab said...

These are great! I especially like the one about the splinters on the banister of life!