To my Irish readers:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

May the blessing of the rain be on you—
the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit
so that all the little flowers may spring up,
and shed their sweetness on the air.
May the blessing of the great rains be on you,
may they beat upon your spirit
and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there many a shining pool
where the blue of heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.


Quote Tuesday

I’ve learned that you can
tell a lot about a person
by the way he or she handles
these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage,
and tangled Christmas lights.
~ Maya Angelou