Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

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 years 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.

Shui Kuen from the chatsite sent this lovely dress for a St. Patty's Day celebration. She thought I just might be able to find an adorable baby to fill it as a tribute to our friends of Irish descent, old and new, here and gone. She told me that there is an old Irish saying that when one soul departs this world, another enters. To our Irish friends who've passed, we raise a toast in honor of your life. To the new ones entering this world, may Irish blessings rain upon you.

Here is wishing you all a day of laughter and friendship! Thank you again Shui have such wonderful ideas!


CatBookMom said...

You two make an awesome pair!! And the baby, well, how much cuter could one baby get? Not possible, IMO.

LibbyKnitKins said...

Thanks for the huge smile on my face!

benne said...

A lovely idea and post, Lisa and SK. The little one is precious, a perfect little angel for a happy message.

Grace Yaskovic said...

Even though my last name betrays the Irish with its Slavic slant I married that, as my Irish mother married a german, but if you lined up the 5 of us born to that union you can see the map of Ireland on our faces!! Happy St Patricks day to all and thanks for the delightful suprise!!!! And May the luck of The Irish be with that Kiri!!! If it were green you'd be sailing through it today!

SK said...

In Terra Nostra by Carlos Fuentes, at the back of the novel, afterword by Milan Kundera. I quote: "A life is not sufficient. Several existences are needed to make up a person. Each child born at each instant reincarnates each person who dies at each instants. It is not possible for us to know who we are reincarnating, because there exists no witness capable of recognizing in me the person I was."

Joan said...

What a joyful image, more fitting to honor St. Patrick BTW than a green beer.

Having a Knit Fitt said...

What joy! Thank you Lisa & Shui Kuen!

Karin said...

What a darling little baby! And such a perfect post you and SK cooked up!
I see we have some of the same "problem (knitting) solving" strategies. I am a huge fan of pulling needles out of a naughtly project and saying "Ha! Take that!" - very satisying, if not productive :)!
I'll try to make sure DS doesn't read over my shoulder - if you have MSN though... it's amazing how many or far away a teen's friends can be, and a smart, cute girl is top of Chris' list :)! Kidding!