Thanksgiving travels are a time of anticipation and joy. As Americans journey many miles to be with their loved ones, I wish you all safe travels.
The days before Thanksgiving are a time when millions of Americans travel to be with loved ones for this very important holiday.
I thought I might share some special Irish blessings, to speed you on your journeys.
I wish all my fellow countrymen, traveling far and near, safe and pleasant trips.
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Irish Blessings For Those Taking A Journey
I hope you enjoy this selection of Irish sayings and blessings especially for those taking a journey.
The Love and Affection of Angels
“The love and affection of the angels be to you,
The love and affection of the saints be to you,
The love and affection of heaven be to you,
To guard and to cherish you.
May God shield you on every step,
May He aid you on every path,
And may He hold you safe on every slope,
On every hill and on every plain;
On earth and on sea until you are home again.”
The Strength of the Holy Trinity
“May the strength of Three be in your journey!”
Protection of the Saints
Faith in a greater power is clearly evident in this next old blessing from Ireland.
“May the good saints protect you,
And bless you today.
And may troubles ignore you,
Each step of the way.”
The Road Downhill To Your Door
This one is full of warmth and good wishes.
“May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.”
May The Sun Shine All Day Long
This one is another often used Irish blessing or greeting.
“May the sun shine, all day long,
Everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
And may all the wishes you wish come true!”
Hindsight to Know Where You’ve Been
Wise old words about in the Irish oral tradition. Here’s a quick look and hindsight and foresight.
“May you have the hindsight
to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you’re going,
And the insight to know
when you’re going too far.”
And so, whatever mode of transport you choose to travel by this Thanksgiving, I wish you and yours a safe and enjoyable journey.
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad –Irish American Mom
Pronunciation – rhymes with parade
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