I hope everyone is enjoying this celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
I have a special place in my heart for Ireland. My grandmother’s maiden name is Murphy. Not much more Irish than that. I participated in a cycling tour of parts of Ireland almost 8 years ago. It was an amazing trip, and I really appreciated being totally immersed in the environment, as well as enjoying the authenticity of the Irish.
Even through the rain showers (the trip was during September – most days had showers), it was amazing. I really enjoyed the fresh air, the quaint little towns we passed through, and the welcoming nature that everyone had. It is a spectacular place, and the landscape is breathtaking. THe 40 shades of green – well – I think I saw them. It was beautiful.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
And here is a wonderful IRish toast for this day often accompanying some adult beverage indulgence:
Here’s to you and yours,
And to mine and ours,
And if mine and ours ever come
Across you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours,
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!
I do not now the authors of either.
What blessings do you bestow on your friends and family on this celebration of Saint Patrick? Happy St. Paddy’s Day!