Happy Weekend! To repeat my blessing from two days ago on St. Patty's day for those around the world who are suffering and need comfort and respite:
They all every one, have my most powerful and earnest, excessively positive thoughts.
May they all be soon dancing and happy once again and their
troubles be put far behind them and never to find their address in the
dark of night or light of day!
Old Irish Blessing:
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.
May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a 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 troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.
There are good ships, and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships,
And may they always be.
Bless you and yours
As well as the cottage you live in.
May the roof overhead be well thatched
And those inside be well matched.