Today like many people I'm celebrating the "little" bit of Irish in me. I love all things Irish. Years ago the first time I turned forty, my husband was going to Ireland for a business trip and I joined him. We decided to make it a birthday celebration and stay longer. It was one of the most memorable trips I've been on. We did all the tourist things, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Kiss the Blarney Stone, listen to Irish music in Irish Pubs. Drank Guinness beer, ate potatoes with every meal.
Until going to Ireland and meeting "real" Irish people do you realize that you are so far from being Irish it's funny. I will always love that I'm some small percent Irish, and I will always wish I was more. Mostly because I love their accents....and their beer!
Another thing I love about the Irish is the blessings here a few of my favorites:
Like the warmth of the sun And the light of the day,
May the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way
May good luck be your friend In whatever you do
And may trouble be always A stranger to you.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day all!