Monday, March 16, 2009

~Sláinte ~




In honor of St. Patrick's Day,

One can never have enough blessings ... grins... The key is to share and pass them along...
an easy quiz to give you some fun smiles

1. If you're out looking for a pot of gold,
and you come across a leprechaun with a shillelagh, (pronounced: sha-lay'-li)
that would mean he:

(a) Is carrying a big stick.
(b)Has a four-leaf clover.
(c) Is walking a pot-bellied pig.

2. Which of the following animal legends is told about St. Patrick?
(a)He chased away rats by playing his flute.
(b)He could talk to the birds.
(c)He drove the snakes out of Ireland.

3. Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will:
(a) Have seven years' bad luck.
(b)Gain the "gift of gab."
(c)Turn green

4. The name Patrick is derived from the Latin for:
(a)"Father of his people."
(b)"Hunter of snakes."
(c)"Brilliant light."

5.The expression Erin Go Braugh means:

(a) Kiss me, I'm Irish.

(b)Ireland forever.

(c) Everybody's Irish.
~ Sláinte ~


May you always have...

Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire Laughter to cheer you Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.
May joy and peace surround you...
May joy and peace surround you

contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!


May the blessing of light be upon you...
May the blessing of light be upon you,
Light on the outside, Light on the inside.
With God's sunlight shining on you,

May your heart glow with warmth,
Like a turf fire that welcomes friends and strangers alike.
May the light of the Lord shine from your eyes,

Like a candle in the window,
Welcoming the weary traveller.
May there always be work for your hands to do
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May your neighbors respect you...
May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

May those who love us ...
May those who love us, love us;

And for 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 will know them by their limping!

May the road rise to meet you...
May the road rise to meet you,

may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and the rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

~ Sláinte ~

1 comment:

Trilo Byte said...

And while many people don't actually realize this, St. Patrick wasn't Irish. At least, he wasn't born in Ireland. He was an English-born Roman citizen named Patricius, who was kidnapped for ransom and taken to Ireland forcibly by a chap known as Niall Of The Nine Hostages (a relative of mine). But that, of course, is another story entirely.

Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day :-)