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Let’s go green today.  It’s St. Patrick’s Day afterall. Every year, I blog about this. I have so many shamrocks growing in my garden and every time I see those dainty white flowers, I am reminded of the Irish Blessings book that a friend gave me a long time ago but I lost it during typhoon Ondoy back in 2009. All those books at my night table that were my daily companions back then are gone now.  A few years ago, this same friend gave me another copy, a little older edition of the one he gave me before. I love all those sayings written in that well-loved book.

The quarantine we are having now has been enhanced. It took effect last night.  Suspended work  for some, closed malls, no public vehicles on the road. Josef and Jovy have no work today. I wonder about their schedules thereafter. Nissa works from home and that is three days a week, then down to the office for two days.  She made these lovely oil pastel  paintings over the weekend. She wants to paint on acrylic again but has no canvas.

I remember my own foray on acrylic two years ago, Nissa enrolled me in an art class for my birthday.

Taking everything one day at a time. Hoping this virus would leave our shores for good.

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Almost ten years ago, a friend gifted me with the lovely  hardbound copy of the book Irish Blessings. It got flooded  back in 2009 since the water reached our bedroom and it was on my night stand. Then about two or three years ago,he gave another copy, an older edition from the first one. Though it was just a very small volume, I liked all the prayers written there. This is my favorite quote from the book.

Today, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  ” St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the holy trinity with each leaf representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three leaves of a shamrock are also said to stand for faith, hope and love. A fourth leaf is where we get the luck from.”

I didn’t know about the shamrock  plants in my garden until nine years ago. I have them in purple and green. I am always reminded of this beautiful Irish prayer every time I seem them bloom and they bloom all year round producing those tiny white flowers that I love.

 

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day today.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all.

I know not many of  us celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick.  He is the patron saint of Ireland. Not much is known about this saint but he was believed to have died on March 17 around 460 AD. He was born to wealthy parents  in Britain.  I am sharing a photo here culled from the net. Credit to the one who made and took  this shot.

I’ve always been in awe of the photos and videos I saw and watched about Ireland. it seems the perfect place when you want some quiet in your life.  The green hills and meadows beckon  one to seek peace and quiet and contemplate about life.

Let’s go green on St. Patrick’s Day.

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I wish you these old but familiar Irish Blessings.

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.

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