“The best blush to use is laughter: It puts roses in your cheeks and in your soul.” ~Linda Knight
It has been said kissing a stone can have the effect of giving someone the “gift of gab?” Did you know that? Could be true, I suppose. After all, Winston Churchill visited the Blarney Stone in 1912 and he became one of best orators ever.
Do you think there is any validity to the theory? I am not sure. After all, there have been people for hundreds of years who have kissed and vividly told. People have bent over backwards just to get a smooch, and paid a price to do it, too. Yet, they’ve never been to Ireland.. ..
Case in point: I have a friend who can talk up a storm, her name is Chatter. She’d tell you herself, back in her wild and crazy years as a college student, “she kissed many stones she’s walked on after a few too many green ales on St. Pattys Day.” She’d say “she’s conversed face to face with plenty of frogs, too.” If she tells you “She got her ‘gift of gab’ from the famous Irish landmark,” it isn’t so. She’s always been full of Blarney.”
Her Irish heritage, has given her genes to enjoy being the life of the party and be resilient too. She can find the humor in all situations, including health issues. God blessed me with her friendship, she’s one of my dearest friends. In my heart of hearts, I hope some day, I get to visit Ireland with her to fulfill one of our wishes and start a new chapter, called Active Retirement! Then we will have even more stories to tell about our forty plus years of friendship, filled with laughter.
As an early St. Patty’s Day greeting, I’d like to send out blessings to all my friends and family.
I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more–
I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door! ~ unknown
May the luck of the Irish be with you today, and every day! Peace, love and a whole Lot more!
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