Here is a collection of Irish toasts and blessings to help you ring in the New Year, with a little bit of Irish wit and wisdom.
Happy New Year To All!
Always remember to forget
The troubles that pass away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
May your pockets always have
A coin or two inside!
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in
friendship and never in need.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the
happiest day of your past.
May you get all your wishes but one, so that you always have
something to strive for!
Count your blessings instead of your crosses.
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears.
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full times instead of your lean.
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth.
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!
“Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.”
May we be alive this time next year!
Athbhlian Faoi Mhaise Daoibh!
(Happy New Year)
Irish American Mom