Weekend Wisdom: 3 Blessings

Here are 3 blessings for you my dear readers.  Have a joy filled Sunday.


May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.

Irish Blessing

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

Irish Blessing

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure He must be knowing
The earth has angels all too few
And Heaven is overflowing.

Irish Blessing


Walk Humbly In Sunshine


He has shown you, O man, what is good;

And what does the Lord require of you?

But to act justly, To love mercy,

And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Welcome to March.

There will be an Irish Blessing or Proverb each day starting today and ending March 17th with the debut of the Official JoyReturns Irish Blessing.  I bought a Shamrock journal at Barnes and Noble and decided to share the blessings with you.

There will also continue to be scripture for the Lenten season.

Blessing for March 1st

May you always walk in sunshine.

May you never want for more.

May Irish angels rest their wings

Right beside your door. 


 A Thought About The Blessing

 We walk in sunshine every day. 

 It’s just there are days when it is unable to be seen because it’s rainy and/or overcast.  Even at night the sun is still shining. 

 While experiencing a personal thunderstorm, you may not even realize it is a bright sun-shiny day, but the sun is still there.  

 Whatever actual or mental weather you are experiencing remember, the sun and the Son are always shining.




A Picture Of Coming Attractions

Instead of a post about grief or job searching, I thought I would give you a preview of what is coming on this blog.


Playtime Makes Me Smile



Tuesday February 14th, 2012 – Valentine’s Day

No “mooshie, mooshie” post about a hot date or other sordid adventures.  Instead – it is time once again for a Slideshow!  It has been at least 7 or 8 months since I put together a slideshow, so I figured it is about time.  It is my Valentine’s Day present to you.  It will have you waggin’ your tail.  😉

Check out the “Welcome To The (Slide) Show” page for the other ones I have published.


Starting 2/22 there will be scripture verses for the Lenten season and starting March 1st there will be 17 days of Irish Blessing/Proverbs in addition to the scripture verses.


The 27th – the 29th, I will touch upon some things from Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.  This book is everything I hoped.  It is a must read in order to gain a better understanding and appreciation for us introverts.

Well those are just a few things I have planned, please stick around because you never know what else I might throw at you  😉


Have a wonderful weekend and remember:

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

Charlie Parker

So live it with joy today and always!