Irish Sayings and Blessings

The Irish people consistently rank as among the most content with their lives in the Western World. The roots of this are found in the culture of Ireland, which places very strong emphasis on community and friends. I looked at old Irish proverbs to see what the traditional base for this was.

Three core beliefs stood out as being driving forces behind being happy in Irish culture, they are:

1. Material goods do not bring happiness.
2. Enjoy the company of friends and family.
3. Don’t take yourself or events too seriously.

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Luck Quotes: Begin Your Day with Luck Quotes

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Could this be your lucky day? Do you believe that you are a lucky person? Some feel that luck is just a “coincidence”, and others feel that luck is something that happens when we connect the right thoughts with the right actions.

Regardless, it would be less confusing if we could discern whether it is due to our own making or whether to attribute it to…well, just plain luck. What if we really are our own creators of luck? Could this mean that we can design our lives through our thinking, our positive attitudes and then follow them up with conducive actions…sortta like connecting the dots? (Dot..Dot..Design..Done!).

However simple it may be, or whatever questions we have about luck, endless quotes abound for us to ponder on while we search for the magic answers.

And, as luck would have it, there are two different kinds of people that write luck quotes: The fortunate souls that believe their whole life has been one streak of good luck, and those unfortunate souls who are always fresh out of luck.

Some say that “everything is luck”, while others say “there is no such thing as luck” and that luck is just “the result of hard work”. Still others say “that even losers can get lucky”, or “that some fools have all the luck”.

Maybe luck is really a matter of “being in the right place at the right time”. And, there are some intellectuals that sum up this big subject all into one little phrase: “when opportunity meets preparedness”.

Okay, so here is how Dictionary.com defines luck:

1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities.
2. good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance.
3. a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person

However you define luck, or whether you think these luck quotes are muck or schmuck, if press your luck and read them you might thank your lucky stars for the tiniest stroke of luck you might find contained within them. It certainly won’t be the worst that ever happened to you and who knows…it could be your lucky day…

Luck Quotes

 Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck. Buddha

Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin

Don’t luck into success. Unknown

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Irish Sayings

An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy.

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord-and it makes you miss him.

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!

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Irish Toasts

Irish Toasts: Here’s to you on St. Patrick’s Day!

“May your home always be too small to hold your friends.”

“There are many good reasons for drinking,

One has just entered my head.

If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living,

How in the hell can he drink when he’s dead?”

“It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money!”

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one.

A quick death and an easy one

A pretty girl and an honest one

A cold beer – and another one!”

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Irish Blessings for St. Patrick’s Day

(With your blessings) we’d like to share with you some Irish Blessings:

“As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction!”

“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.”

“May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.”

“May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

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