Thursday, December 31, 2009

For the Upcoming New Year

For my readers, for my family, for my friends. . . May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire. - Irish Blessing


  1. Best wishes for a happy new year in all your endeavors!

  2. Thank you Brigid,

    "Shade and Sweet Water" to you too. :)


  3. Sure and Begorrah, Brigid!

    And may the rains sweep gentle across your fields,
    May the sun warm the land,
    May every good seed you have planted bear fruit,
    And late summer find you standing in fields of plenty.

  4. For the New Year:

    Kindling the Fire

    I will raise the hearth-fire
    As Mary would.
    The encirclement of Bride and of Mary
    On the Fire, and on the floor,
    And on the household all.

    Who are they on the bare floor?
    John and Peter and Paul.
    Who are they by my bed?
    The lovely Bride and her Fosterling.
    Who are those watching over my sleep?
    The fair loving Mary and her Lamb.
    Who is that anear me?
    The King of the Sun, He himself it is.
    Who is that at the back of my head?
    The Son of Life without beginning,
    without time.

    - from "Carmina Gadelica - Prayers and Blessings from the Outer Hebrides"

  5. Happy New Year to you too, Brigid.

  6. Happy New Year to you and Barkley! And the lovely blessing right back at you.

  7. And a very Happy New year to you, Brigid!

  8. Happy New Year, and may next year be a good one.

  9. Thank you!

    I sincerely hope the new year finds you safe and happy.

  10. A doff of my hat and a bow to ya.

    May god richly bless and keep you close to Him in this New Year!!


  11. Ditto! May you have a wonderful year. May God keep you in your comings and goings and may He bless you in all your endeavors.

  12. Right back at you Madame. Thank you so much. Stephen

  13. Happy new year to you, Brigid. May all your desires for your new home come to pass.

  14. From us to yours.
    Stay safe and warm.
    [And write the book :}]

  15. Hi Brigid,

    I am a new reader here.

    I wish you a Blessed Happy New Year!

  16. And to you my friend. May the new year bring you joy and happiness.

    Word Verification: dricat...yep, one of those too if Barkley ever finds one, LOL

  17. Great saying, may your new year be full of joy and love.

  18. A very happy, safe, and prosperous new year to you, Brigid!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful and inspiring writing with us!

  19. I'd add on a blessed new year to you - and wonderous Frito scented paws. I love that little canine mystery...

  20. Praying you the best of everything your pretty little, big heart desires!

  21. I just received your blessing on this first, snowy morning of the new year. it is something wonderful to be included in your circle of e-friends and I know we all feel truly blessed by you.

    Have a great 2010, with treats galore for both yourself and Barkley.

    And thank you for all of 2009's posts.


  22. Thank you. Home 'n hearth for you too this coming year.

  23. Many blessings to you in the coming year.

  24. Happy New Year.



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