Saturday, March 17, 2012


May the sun always shine on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain, May the hand of a friend always be near you, May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!     Irish Blessing.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A day when the whole world is Irish! Have you ever wondered why everyone wants to be Irish…even for a day? Oh…there will always be the stereotype of a typical Irishman, probably best known for their ability to out-drink most other races. Or do you think it is the Luck of the Irish that everyone is seeking? Seen any little Leprechauns lately or chased any pots of gold?

I believe there is a romance to the thought of being Irish. Perhaps I’m bias because I married myself an Irish Lad…twenty-five years ago. I’m excited because to celebrate the family is traveling to Ireland this summer. I’ve never been. Looking forward to the adventure and it will be an adventure!

So today everyone is Irish. What does that mean to you? Here are a few tips on being Irish that I have learned over the years.

The Irish never know how to tell a short story.

The Irish may not know the words to a song, but it doesn’t stop them from singing it.

If you’re Irish you can't wait for the other guy to stop talking so you can start talking.
Matter of fact, why wait? Without question, the Irish like to talk.

I hear the Irish like their beer.

Being Irish means you have this need to know everything about everyone.

Being Irish means you have a big heart.

One more thing, St. Patrick’s Day is St. Paddy’s Day.

Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever met an Irishman I didn’t like. Have a great day. May you always have the luck of the Irish on your side.

May you live a long life Full of gladness and health, With a pocket full of gold As the least of you wealth. May the dreams you hold dearest, Be those which come true, The kindness you spread, Keep returning to you. Irish Blessing.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

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JenaGalifany said...

Top of the morning to ya, Jerri. I recognize most of these truths in many of my family members. Yes, we do have a bit of the Irish in us, among other things! Both sides of my family,I believe. Thanks for sharing with us and I wish I could hide in your suitcase when you take that trip!


Jerri Hines said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I absolutely love the Irish. They tend to have a great outlook on life and the ability to enjoy life too.

Jannine Gallant said...

You've put me in the spirit. I think I'll go put on something green. LOL Good luck with your "free" days!

Jerri Hines said...

Thanks. Keeping my fingers crossed with Patriot Secrets this week too. My publisher wanted to do it because I've had success with Amazon Select so far. We'll see. (It's one of my favorites).
Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Jerri,
Sorry, a bit late coming in here.Happy St Patricks Day. You are in for a real treat when you visit Ireland, it is so green and pretty. Hubby and I went there several years ago. He doesn't have Irish ancesters but I do, but we both loved it. Dublin castle is not to be missed. Incredible.



Brenda Whiteside said...

I'm quite a bit Irish and would love to go to Ireland. It's on my bucket list. But I stay home on St. Paddy's Day - the crowds are worse than New Year's Eve!