Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An Irish Blessing

Although I'm quite a few generations past my Irish roots, with a bit of French and Scottish thrown in along the way,  I still feel a strong pull and connection towards all things Irish.  Tonight I was looking for a quote to add to a note for a co-worker who is moving back to the US to pursue other dreams and as soon as I came across Irish Blessings, I knew I have to choose one of those.  There is something special about the honesty and simplicity of a traditional Irish Blessings like the one I choose for the notebook, so I would like to extend it to all of you:

May the sun shine all day long, 
Everything go right and nothing go wrong. 
May those who you love bring love back to you, 
and may all the wishes you wish come true. 
-Irish Blessing

And for a touch of humour, I  hope you appreciate this next one as much as I do:

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'll know them by their limping.

-Irish Prayer