Thursday, March 17, 2011

The luck of the Irish







Today is St. Patrick's Day. We often hear the statement, "the luck of the Irish". Although, I'm not Irish, my husband is from Ireland. Within our home, we have a number of items that are Irish. When I think of the statement"luck of the Irish", I feel very lucky and fortunate. Although, I have had my share of hurts and disappointments, I feel very lucky. I'm fortunate to have had a long career and was able to retire at age 56 with 90% of my salary. I've just recently applied for Soc. Sec. benefits. With my time I have the freedom to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy being a Hospice volunteer and receive many blessings from those I spend time with. I'm fortunate to be pretty healthy, whereas others are not so fortunate. My home life can be "crazy" living with my Irish man,who will blast up the c.d.'s of Irish music,comes up with unusual inventions, as well as art works. Still, I'll keep my man. I have a beautiful stepdaughter as well as a granddaughter,and son-in-law. My,now 6 dogs are loud but gives me pleasure as well as medical bills. I, may not be Irish, but I'm lucky. Are you lucky and what do you feel fortunate to have?

31 comments:

  1. You are certainly lucky, I am lucky to be a child of God, to have a job, a house, and two beautiful and so many friends, that I love like family

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  2. Welcome back to blogging,Rose, I've missed you! I'm part Irish, and I feel lucky and blessed, today and everyday. I have a loving husband, three wonderful children living close by, and two healthy grandchildren. While my health isn't perfect, it's not as bad as it could be. I'm blessed to be able to pay each month's bills, have plenty to eat, and a home that belongs to us...How can I complain? Thanks for the gentle reiminder, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  3. You have a great many things to be thankful for and are truly blessed and lucky.

    I am lucky to have a wonderful man to put up with me for 20 years and if I'm really lucky hopefully a lot more to come.

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  4. I too have a lovely husband and a darling child. While I have some health issues I face them and move on and do not let them stop me from doing what I need to do.

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  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day Rose!

    For the most part I feel like I'm lucky and blessed at the same time!

    Have a Great Weekend!
    Angela

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  6. Awwwww! We feel LUCKY to have you as part of our family! Love ya!

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  7. Dear Rose,
    I love your posts; they are so positive and full of optimism. I feel similar about my life. There are sometimes problems and disappointments, but I feel very lucky!
    Happy St.Patric's Day!

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  8. Love this Post! You are truly aware of your blessings...alot of people are not. I have been blessed with awesome kids and a great Husband. and right now we are All healthy...thats it. I am very lucky....now if I could only find a way to stop those darn bills from invading the house! :O) Blessings, Joanne

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  9. Happy St.Paddy day to your Irish hubby! And it sure sounds like you are one lucky lassie! I'm grateful each day for my family and friends, and a job that I enjoy. With all that's happening in this crazy world, I sure don't have a thing to complain about. I even had corned beef and cabbage yesterday, and I'm not Irish!

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  10. Hi Rose! so nice to see you blogging again.
    love the picture of the old irish blessing you have there in the upper corner.

    I am fortunate to have my life with all it's ups and downs. And very lucky to have such wonderful blogging friends!

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  11. I am a wee bit Irish, but then I am a little bit of many nationalities. I have much to be grateful for - my family, my health, my friends.
    In those things I an quite wealthy.
    It looks like spring has come to Georgia.

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  12. Rose you are so right... we are so lucky aren't we. Sometimes we seem to forget that.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  13. Hi Rose ... You are such a sweet lady .. thanks for making me stop and think about all the 'lucky' things in my life .. I too am blessed with much more then I could ever write ..but you pretty much said it all. .. One of the 'lucky' things in my life are my blogging friends like you.
    Hugz ...Betty ♥

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  15. Hi Rose,

    Just thinking of you today and stopped by to visit. Yes, you are lucky and I am lucky to be following you! Have a great weekend.

    Love,
    Me

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  16. Hi Rose...here's hoping you are safe and sound with all the crazy weather over there in Georgia and surrounding areas. Miss your posts. Hope all is well....

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  17. Hello Rose! I hope that you are keeping well. Please post again soon, when you can. I miss your posts!

    Jane

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  18. I love lots of luck! My family, roof over my head, food on the table. Just the simple things that I don't take for granted! As for luck in winning things. I guess my luck isn't bad.

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  19. Where you BE Miss Rose???

    xo~Rebecca PS: Been missing you!

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  20. Saw ya out and about and just wanted to check in on you.

    Have a fantastically blessed and beautiful weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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  24. You have many things to be thankful for, as we all do. It's good to always be able to see those blessings, whether we call it good luck, fortune, or luck of the Irish!

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  29. Hi Rose. I think of you often and hope you and your family are all okay. I wish I had your e-mail address, but I can't find one. If you come back to check your blog comments, please stop by my blog and let me know how you are.

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