This month it is all about BLESSINGS and PAT is here to share her thoughts on the subject...
My dad always said that we were part Irish - our big toes! He meant that there was just a smidge of Irish in me and my sisters. Taking my Irish heritage to heart, I've made a list of Irish Blessings (and a few holiday ones) for you this month. May you find one that fills your heart with love and thankfulness, recognizing your own personal blessings. Happy Holidays!
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.
May the lights of Hanukkah usher in
a better world for all humankind.
May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night,
and a smooth road all the way to your door.
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song
May each day bring you bright
Happy hours that stay with you all the year long.
As you slide down the banister of life,
may the splinters never point your way.
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.
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart
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.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
May Peace be your gift at Christmas,
and your blessing all year through!