Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

Are you wearin O' the Green? This Irish lass is with a wee bit O' tartan to celebrate the Scottish side as well! What would Saint Paddy's Day be without the Blessings to go with it? So bless you my friends today and every day.

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

May you live as long as you want,

And never want as long as you live.

Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.

But never forget to rememberThe things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget

The friends that proved untrue.

But never forget to remember

Those that have stuck by you.
Always remember to forget

The troubles that passed away.

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse

Than the happiest day of your past.

May the roof above us never fall in.

And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

May you have warm words on a cold evening,

A full moon on a dark night,

And the road downhill all the way to your door.

May there be a generation of children

On the children of your children.
May you live to be a hundred years,

With one extra year to repent!
May the Lord keep you in His hand

And never close His fist too tight.

May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you.

May the Irish hills caress you.

May her lakes and rivers bless you.

May the luck of the Irish enfold you.

May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Walls for the wind,

And a roof for the rain,

And drinks beside the fire

- Laughter to cheer you

And those you love near you,

And all that your heart may desire!

May God be with you and bless you,

May you see your children's children,

May you be poor in misfortune,

rich in blessings.

May you know nothing but happiness

From this day forward.

May God grant you many years to live,

For sure He must be knowing

The earth has angels all too few

And heaven is overflowing.

May peace and plenty be the first

To lift the latch to your door,

And happiness be guided to your home

By the candle of Christmas.
May you always have work for your hands to do.

May your pockets hold always a coin or two.

May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.

May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you.

And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Happy Saint Paddy's Friends!


  1. This great poem is a tribute to all things Irish!
    Thanks so much for sharing it!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours.

  2. So many blessings! thanks for sharing and Happy St. Patrick's day to you too!

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks for all the blessings. Hugs, Marty

  4. I feel especially blessed now...Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! ;-) Bo

  5. What a lovely blessing.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    from the Raggedy Girl/Roberta Anne

  6. May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
    Happy St Patrick's Day! ~ Susan

  7. Thanks for sending out the blessings! May you also be blessed!!! Sally

  8. Happy St Patty's Day!

    Lovely post. :)

  9. What a great poem. I will have to copy it Linda Happy St Pat's Day

  10. Thank you for that great poem!!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!


    Robin :o)

  11. Love all of these Irish blessings. Thanks for sharing them. laurie

  12. What a lovely, lovely post. Hope your day ended on a better note than it began. Blessinsg to you, too, dear friend!

  13. What a great post! I have never read that before. It's wonderful.


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