Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

If you know me….you know I bleed green. I come from a very large, loud, loving family and being Irish has always been a sense of pride for us. This is an Irish toast that I think pretty much sums it up! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door! Erin Go Bragh!

Being Irish isn't something you do, it's something you are. Being Irish means that your heart swells like a sheet on a clothesline at the sound of your ancestral brogue, that the thought of your dad and sainted mother makes you weep a wee bit even now, that the devil himself, try as he does, will never dim your devotion to the Trinity. If you're truly Irish, you're possessed of a joy of the spirits and a depth of soul. You carry a smile for a stranger and coins aplenty for the poor. Aye, there's feistiness about you as well, but only in protecting all that you hold dear; family, friends, faith and land, your heritage. For if you can see a masterpiece in a sunset and a promise of harvest in a clump of dirt, if you claim friends who'll buoy you up as well as cheer you when you sail, if you can feel the loving grip of God whatever your lot in life, then saints be praised.



Cindy F. said...

Love this post!!
Thanks for sharing:)
I'm not Irish, but I'd be proud if I were:)

Alice said...

I have always loved the Irish lads. If I ever get a second chance I will take one to have and to hold. I just loved the film "PS I Love You"!! We can all dream right. : ) I am not Irish but I think my blood is green as I have green fingers lol. Does that count for anything?