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Tommy Langan of Mobile hands out green flowers as he parades with his fellow Friendly Sons of St. Patrick members during their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Monday March 17, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. (Sharon Steinmann/ssteinmann@al.com) 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today – March 17 – is a day when everyone is a little bit Irish, donning green and proclaiming “Erin go Bragh.” (Ever wonder what that means? You can read more about that here.)

In honor of this luckiest of holidays, here are some St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Irish blessings, quotes and inspiration:

Irish prayer

“May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.”

Irish blessings

“For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.”

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

“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.”

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

Irish toasts

“Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s a drink to his health!
But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!”

“May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland’s faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.”

Irish proverbs

“A handful of skill is better than a bagful of gold.”

“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough.”

“Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.”

“Your feet will bring you where your heart is.”

St. Patrick’s Day quotes

“For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o’ March!” – – Thomas Augustine Daly

“There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.” – – Anon.

“Never iron a four-leaf clover. You don’t want to press your luck.” – – Anon.

Quotes on luck

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” – – Reba McEntire

“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – – Denzel Washington

“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?” – – Stanislaw J. Lec

 

Article source: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/st_patricks_day_2017_irish_ble.html


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