A Given Blessing

We were sent this Irish blessing from a lovely fellow named Pete. We’ve heard parts before, but never the whole thing, so thought it well worth repeating:

May the road rise 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.

May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Thought for the mile 5

“blocking out the majority of what is going on around us is a modern survival skill which is the direct opposite of the observant attention to their surroundings required by our early ancestors’ ways of living.”

(Helen Frosch)