I may be biased but I think my Irish ancestors had some pretty awesome ideas when it comes to health, stress, and just life in general. Since St. Paddy’s Day is less than a week away, I thought this was the perfect time to share some of my favorites.
The Irish have had more than their share of hard times. But there’s a hard won wisdom that comes with persevering through and overcoming difficulty. Now, one of the best ways to persevere is through humor, and the Irish have certainly got humor in spades. This mix of wit with wisdom makes the lessons a bit more palatable for everyone.
Since no one can turn a phrase quite like the Irish, I’m not going to paraphrase anything. I’m going to let them tell you in their own words:
One last thing: The Irish term for whiskey is uisce beatha, which translates as “water of life.” I can think of no better proof of their wisdom than that.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day.
Please indulge responsibly on the 17th and share this post before then. If you don’t, the leprechaun’s will make rude noises behind you in a crowd then disappear so you get the blame.