Saturday's Quote from A Fancy Word for Simple:
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
I've probably got some Irish blood in me somewhere. I'm a northern European mutt. I can definitely trace large segments back to Scandinavian & Germanic roots -- some English -- and the rest, who knows? I don't have any particular cultural ties, but I think it's just wonderful for people to be able to associate with their heritage & have familial and cultural bonds with others who place high value on those beliefs and traditions. I think it's one of the reasons I love Christmastime -- it's a worldwide celebration, lasting for almost a whole month, spanning Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Epiphany! EVERYbody gets in on the celebration!