I’ve been wearing green a lot lately – I have a deep urge to see and experience this color at this time of year, so if wearing it is all I can do... well, so be it. It also happens to fit well with St. Patrick’s Day. I like green – certain shades of it at least. I even crave greens in my food – you know, broccoli, kale, crunchy frog. (Okay, the frog part is a lie).
As for St. Patrick’s Day, I can legitimately claim to be half Irish – my father was born there. Although he moved to England when he was 19, he never did master those ‘th’s’! He also never stopped looking Irish.
I’m beginning to realize and accept my Irish characteristics and traits more these days. (There was a time when I preferred to deny it). My Irish bits? No ear lobes to speak of, blue eyes, and a certain fondness for Irish music and wit, and some might say a tendency towards the blarney once in a while! I've even returned to playing the Irish flute lately. So, today I’d like to leave you with a few of my favorite Irish sayings and proverbs:
‘As you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way’.
‘You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was’.
‘May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far’
‘May your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want’.
‘May the frost never afflict your spuds; may the leaves of your cabbages always be free from worms; may the crows never pick your haystack; and if you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal’.
‘May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.’