Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just my luck.

It's St. Patrick's Day. I don't typically do a lot of "celebrating" on this day, but I decided this year to celebrate my good luck!!  
Defined as "an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome". 

My life has certainly been unpredictable. By this definition, it has also been truly lucky. Some of my unpredictable luck:
~ A life that includes my wonderfully generous and patient husband. My very best friend. Who loves me both because of & in spite of me.
~ Our sweet, silly, pound-dog that makes me laugh every day.
~ My strange menagerie of amazing friends. Their differences astound me, but I couldn't imagine life without them all.
~ A large, loving (though sometimes slightly misguided), laughter-filled family. They are always there. Always. 
~ Good health. Which I take for granted far too often. 
~ My little brother who is the funniest person on the planet and reminds me of my dad.
~ Family that I wasn't born in to, but have acquired a place in along the way.
~ The the people I have loved and lost, but never forgotten. 
~ The unrelenting lessons I have learned. Even those that left deep scars.
~ The ability to remember. It has served me well. 
~ For a job and a home. Things that are too often confused as a right, when they are actually a privilege.  
~ For a life filled with so many breath-taking experiences ... that I lost count long ago.

The list could go on - but for now - here's to another year full of favorable outcomes!

Some Irish Blessings for you to enjoy. 
May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.

May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!


Mrs. MMM said...

Lovely post.

Christy said...

I feel just as lucky as you- to have your brother that is :) We need more us time...