The Irish (which I happen to be) are known for many things, one being their blessings to others. My friend, Jeff Chacon (who is Mexican by descent but is surely Irish in his heart), adapted a
blessing to fit the New Year. I’m also glad to include it as my first guest posting.


May you have enough happiness to keep you smiling and enough trials to keep you strong;

enough hope to keep you happy and enough sorrow to keep you human;

enough success to keep you harvesting and enough failure to keep you humble;

enough friends to keep you faithful and enough enemies to keep you forgiving;

enough wealth to meet your needs and enough need to keep you on your knees;

In other words, may God give you the grace to see his grace in all things.

–Jeff Chacon