Go n-éirí an bother leat.
May the road rise with you.
I couldn’t be more Irish if I tried… Irish on both sides of my family tree, back to the dawn of time… so Irish, in fact, that we even have a family Banshee. So how could I not take this lovely St. Patrick’s Day to wish you the best of Irish Blessings. The Irish have such a long and cherished tradition of kindness and generosity toward family, friends and strangers, alike, that proffered verbal blessings have blossomed with as much fertility as everything else in the Emerald Isle. This fact, combined with Irish loquaciousness and their love of beauty and poetry, has resulted in such an abundance of good wishes to be shared at the drop of a shamrock, that the task of picking favorites becomes quite a lengthy and loving adventure. Herewith, a few of my own faves to wish you the joy of soft rain and easy roads…of a full glass and a full heart… of laughter to cheer you and all you love near you…and a direct line to your Guardian Angel for those occasions when a helping hand or the brush of a wing would be just what you need to see you through…
Or to put it another, very Irish way, may a pocket full of gold be the least of your riches,
And a few that are short, but, nonetheless, sweet in their intent…
And because we Irish are as practical, as we are whimsical:
© Cathy Cash Spellman/The Wild Harp & Co. Inc 2012