A day early, I know, but I will be absent from blogdania tomorrow, attempting to get Miss D Two past the 20,000 word mark. Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite Irish blessings for some of my favorite people!
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 may know them from their limping!
May your home always be too small
to hold all your friends.
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head always be strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the Devil knows you're dead.
It's easy to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song.
But the man worthwhile is the one who can smile
when everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with years.
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through the tears.
May the good Lord take a liking to you . . . but not too soon!