Tuesday, March 16, 2010

May You Have…

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.

 

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May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

 

 

May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.

 

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May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

 

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May those who love us, love us
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!

 

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And!!

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

 

Go mbeannai Dia duit

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

24 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy St Patty's Day to you too. That is a beautiful poem. Made my day.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Lona, What a fun and beautifully presented posting to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Every good wish to you too.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love this poem. I'm going to be on the lookout for limpers now :)
The old fashioned pictures are so sweet.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Lona, I just love those vintage greeting cards--so sweet! By the way, I have photos of the Lurie Garden in many seasons on my blog--just search for Lurie and you can see! :)

Stone Art said...

Ah bless ya, and a happy Paddys day to you too! Greetings from Ireland, Sunny

Ida said...

Lovely blessings and beautiful four-leaf clovers.! :)

Christine B. said...

Loving all that green, lady. Where oh where did you find those adorable cards? I had to turn my house upside down in order to find a pic for my Luck post and only came up with shamrock stickers to take a picture of....

Christine in Alaska

Darla said...

I will accept this!! How darling.

Kiki said...

What a truly beautiful charming post! Many Irish blessings to you too!
Lovely art and photos..the shamrocks are awesome!
Kiki~

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I love that part about trouble heading in the other direction. And the rest is beautiful as well. Love the vintage images!
Brenda

Noelle said...

I love St. Patrick's Day. Whenever it comes around, I remember spending it in Ireland one year. The people there do not wear green, but do wear live shamrocks pinned to their clothes.

Tootsie said...

happy st.Pats!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love the poem and the vintage looking cards! Beautiful, beautiful blog!
Cindy

pogonip said...

Laughed about the splinters--no one does a blessing like the Irish!

Christine said...

I love those sweet images. Happy St. Paddy's day to you!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for these beautiful words Lona! May you be blessed the same as well :-D

Love the pictures here as well.

fairegarden said...

Those postcards are the best, Lona, ad love the shamrocks, red flowers! Wow! I did laugh out loud at the limping one though, good to see a sense of humor amidst the heartfelt wishes. :-)
Frances

Roses and Lilacs said...

A happy St Patrick's day to you too!
Marnie

JOE TODD said...

Have a great day

Kate said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day, Lona! We have the same Iron Cross bloomin' in our homes! Don't ya just love those dainty pink flowers?? I adore your vintage St. Patrick's Day cards. Do you frame them? I would!

Muhammad khabbab said...

lovely poem. i adore the first picture.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Words and beautiful images !! Nice blog you have here !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Meems said...

Lona,
I love those adorable post cards and sweet blessing. Thank you.
Meems
P.S. I love your featured blog... a fellow Floridian~~ Kimberly has a beautiful blog!!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Lona~~ I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by finding and buying a 2 dollar box of Iron Cross oxalis. Such a party girl, aren't I? :)