One place that's on my bucket list is Ireland. Besides the scenery being so beautiful, it seems to be such a laid back relaxing place to visit. The people exude a warmth and playfulness. When it comes to building meaningful relationships I am reminded of the Irish. They have such a strong tradition and culture which you can sense in their many blessings and inspirational poems. Just think what a difference it would make if we treated our business relationships with the same care as our personal relationships.
For one thing, Irish blessings are about welcoming, warmth and turning a negative situation into a positive one.
Here are some examples of Irish Blessings:
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
and rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness,
from this day forward,
May good luck be your friend,
In whatever you do,
And may trouble be always,
A stranger to you.
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.
Any of these would make a wonderful greeting to send someone in a greeting card.
We usually think of St. Patrick's day when we think of Ireland, but many of the holidays we celebrate today comes from the Irish. Even 'spring cleaning' comes from the Irish Easter celebration.
For a list of holidays for the month of March, check out these sites:
Wellcat - Quirky Holidays
Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
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Source for some of the above information: YourIrish.com