Happy St Patrick’s Day.
I thought I’d share some information about St Patrick. St. Patrick (one of three Irish Saints) was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland and later served as bishop there. He is credited with bringing Christianity to parts of Ireland and was probably partly responsible for the ‘Christianization’ of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons. He is one of the patron saints of Ireland. However, St Patrick was not born in Ireland. He was from Britain and at age 16, was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Ireland. He did do some amazing things but driving out snakes wasn’t one of them. However, he worked tirelessly for the poor and the improvement of society in Ireland. Celebrating is taken very seriously by the Irish and has extended throughout the world. Now for a bit of Irish humour.
An Irishman is struggling to find a parking space.
"Lord," he prayed. "I can't stand this. If you open a space up for me, I swear I'll give up the Guinness and go to mass every Sunday."
Suddenly, the clouds part and the sun shines on an empty parking spot. Without hesitation, the Irishman says: "Never mind, I found one!"
When things get gloomy and life seems hard, we can always find something to cheer us up. A smile, a hug, a visit from a friend, a cuddle with a pet, a walk, sitting in the garden breathing in the fresh air. We certainly have so much to be thankful for.
Life is short. We shouldn’t waste it on grudges, negativity, resentment. We should celebrate and be thankful for all we have.
My granddaughter turned 10 yesterday and she sent beautiful messages to all her family – and we are a big family – thanking everyone and said, ‘my life wouldn’t be so great without all of you in it.’ Pretty special.
Until our next natter, ‘begosh and begorra’, enjoy life.
Until our next natter, take care.