Once in a while

by alovecartography

Once in a while we have those moments, those mornings, those times at night, or late in the afternoon when things just seem right.  We have so much joy and Love in our lives that it brings tears to our eyes; our hearts swell with warmth that is not always there.  These are the moments for which we live.  These are the moments we remember and construct our ideas and memories of Love.  So do the not so wondrous moments form our memories and ideas of Love, but it is in the moments in which we are filled up that we can hold and not forget.   Once in a while we have these rare, beautiful, small, simple moments which we can allow to define us.

Below is an Irish blessing which I think defines those moments; when we are blessed, when rain falls softly, then the sun shines upon your face, when true hearts Love you and the hand of a friend is always near:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.