Today is St. Patrick’s Day. There are so many ways people celebrate this day. Everyone, all of a sudden, has Irish roots. Well, I’m not here to tell you to do it different. Scottish, Irish, American, Polish, whatever you are I wish you a day full of Hope and Love and Prosperity!
I’m sad that it has very little to do with St. Patrick………… but that’s the way of most holidays. As a kid I had no clue what it was, other than I HAD to wear green or I would be pinched by some mean boy at school. As an adult I see it as another reason for many to fill the bars and get really drunk. I think it’s gone a bit extreme to the original meaning.
But for me, I love to give you a blessing. The blessing of the Irish (or Scottish). Last year I posted a few Celtic Blessings that I made up and want to pass them onto you again with one or two added.
This one is Irish/Scottish:
“May the wee bairns of the loch be ever with you and may the wee folk of the clover never darken the doors of your emerald hut”
“May the cry of the banshee never drift across the waters and darken the gates of your shamrock garden”
“May the potatoes of your field forever fill your bellies and may your grains produce much stout”
“May the lucky stars and rainbow marshmallows forever fall into your pot o’ gold each mornin'”
“May the cleansing mist rolling o’re the Loch Gently quench your thirsty heart”
To my family, we love to get together and just be. We love each other and get along. We absolutely love the feasting and talking about the feasting and next years food. We do give a prayer of thanks to our Lord for each other and for all He has done for us. And we eat, and eat and enjoy each other’s company and miss the ones who couldn’t be with us.
There it is. I am thankful. I have very little needs and have more wants than needs I think. And I usually whittle my wants list to one or two things when I realize I really don’t need most of the wants. We are healthy. One thing I do want is to see more positive posts on Facebook instead of hateful and angry posts how our country and it’s politicians are so stupid and wrong. I know they are. I’m not blind and I don’t turn a deaf ear, but being angry at the angry and stupid people will never solve anything. I choose to try my best to hear all sides and pray that God will have mercy and that He will be heard by all who cry out to Him for the future of our nation. I choose to do my best and vote for the right people. Not any one group is 100% correct.
So on that note, I wish all you Americans a wonderful and thankful Thanksgiving holiday. And to all my friends in other nations I wish you health and prosperity in all forms.