In memory of my Irish mother… I would like to share some of my favorite Irish sayings and blessings with you.
An Irishman’s Philosophy
In life, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, there is nothing to worry about,
But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well, there is nothing to worry about,
But if you die, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you will go to heaven or hell.
If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.
And if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with all your friends
You won’t have time to worry!
is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.
“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”
“May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.”
A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.
A Wedding Toast
Here’s to lying, cheating, stealing, and drinking.
If you lie, may you lie together.
If you cheat, may you cheat the devil.
If you steal, may you steal each other’s hearts.
And if you drink, may we all drink to your happiness.
An Irish Blessing
“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand.”
If you would like to learn more about St. Patrick and the day that celebrates him, check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick
Happy St Patrick’s Day!