In honour of St. Paddy's Day, and our anticipated trip to the fair isle's shores in the fall, here are some of my favourite Irish toasts and sayings.
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!
Here's to health, peace, and prosperity.
May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment,
nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends.
May your home always be too small to hold your friends.
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
Here's to me and here's to you,
And here's to love and laughter.
I'll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.
May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road.
And may all your friends remember all the favours you are owed!
May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.
As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.