To all my friends in this new year…

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May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within. May the blessed sunshine shine on you and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire, so that the stranger may come and warm himself at it, and also a friend.

And may the light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the two windows of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm, and may the blessings 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. And may the blessings 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.

And may the blessing of the Earth be on you — the great round earth, may you ever have a kindly greeting for those you pass as you’re going along the roads. May the earth be soft under you when you rest upon it, tired at the end of a day, and may it rest easy over you when at the last, you lay out under it, may it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be off from under it quickly and up and off, and on its way to God. And now may the Lord bless you all and bless you kindly.

– Traditional Irish Blessing,

from Wren

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6 responses to “To all my friends in this new year…

  1. Happy New to you Wren! May 2013 bring you much happiness and good health!

  2. Wren, Thanks for all you do to lift our spirits and may your 2013 be a wonderful one. By the way…I’m still thinking about a RA blogger conference. Once I get through a very busy next couple of work weeks, I’ll start putting some ideas together.

  3. Oh I love that! :) Thanks for the blessing, Wren! And right back at you! :)

  4. And to you, dear friend, a very happy, healthy 2013.

  5. What a beautiful blessing. Happy new year, Wren – I hope your 2013 is filled with love, peace and good health.