An Old Irish Blessing.

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photo credit: shannon patrick.

My grad program works in an interesting way. The program is broken up into 2 years and 14 modules. Each of these "modules," is about 8-12 classes, but that means we see the same teacher for 4 hours, twice a week every other week, for about a month, month and a half.

The first module ended last night and it was "Managing People," (comes in handy for an MBA, lol). The teacher for the course was this sweet woman name Regina who is a psycologist and who has worked mostly in HR, training people to be assertive in the work place and overall teaching managers how to do their jobs. She would make me miss my mom so much because she actually kind of looks like her (about 20 years from now ;-) And looks exactly like an aunt of mine - kind of scary, actually).

Right before we rushed out at around 11:05 PM, she asked us to hold on for a minute because she wanted to leave us with a blessing. "An Old Irish Blessing" which is probably my favorite of the ones I've heard so far which was:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

All the girls awed (some of the guys too!) and we gave her a round of applause. She's such a sweetheart, so knowledgeable, and everyone just left kind of sad knowing we weren't going to have her as a teacher anymore, but definitely left knowing we'd learning a lot these last few weeks.

Anywho... going on with the Irish blessings in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to leave you all with an Irish Blessing as well today!!

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Hope you all have a blessed, and SAFE St. Paddy's Day!! I'll be celebrating at my favorite pub in São Paulo tonight with some of my friends. Yes, we celebrate here. You think we don't like Guinness in Brazil? :-)

What are you all doing?

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