Blessings for you in 2017

I’ve hit the road with the fam to recharge the spiritual batteries before heading into the new year, throttling back the blogging just a bit. As we reflect on what’s happened & what’s to come, here’s a traditional Irish blessing I’ve always loved:

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

My alma mater used it quite nicely in an ad a couple of years back.

Of course, the mordant Irish wit is best expressed in a different toast:

May those that love us, love us.
For those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.


Slainte (cheers),


One thought on “Blessings for you in 2017

  1. Hey John

    Have a wonderful 2017 and many thanks for you blog. No day is complete without a visit to your site. Always inspiring. Hope you and the family are enjoying a well earned rest and the odd bit of rock and roll. Richard & Sue

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