I am not Irish. My husband is Irish and he gave me his very Irish last name, so I guess I am sort of Irish by assimilation. Wow that was a mouthful of Irish.
Anyway, this Thursday marks St. Patrick’s Day which is a very Irish holiday and therefore very important to the Irish, even the assimilated Irish in all of us. So this week I will print some Irish blessings written by Irish poets, Irish saints and Irish regular guys and gals.
Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folk
May you be a half hour in Heaven
Before the devil knows your dead
God needed laughter in the world
So he made the Irish race
For they can meet life with a smile
And with a happy face.