Official Irish Blessing of JoyReturns

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honor of the Kearns ancestors who came here from Ireland, here is the official Irish blessing of JoyReturns:


“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.”


Enjoy the day in moderation.

FYI – Joe’s blood was 100% Irish, mine is 75% German and 25% Scottish (Maxwell Clan).

March 3 – National Anthem Day

While listening to afternoon talk radio show today, they mentioned today is National Anthem Day.  

In honor of The Star Spangled Banner being adopted as our anthem in 1931, here is the Whitney Houston version. It is still one of the best performances ever. Thank you Francis Scott Key.

Weekend Wisdom: Wise Words

Welcome to Weekend Wisdom. I know Weekend Wisdom has been scarce this year. Hopefully that will change next year.

Today’s post was inspired by Quote Garden’s Wise Words Quotations page. 

Enjoy these words of wisdom.


Why be anything other than good? Why do anything other than love?

Johnathan Dahl

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!

Allison Gappa Bottke

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

Victor Hugo

The happiest people don’t worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it.

Andrew Matthews

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.

Betty Smith,

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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