Saint Patrick’s Day: Happiness and Irish Wisdom

Saint Patrick’s Day: Happiness and Irish Wisdom

A friend’s eye is a good mirror ~ Irish Proverb

In looking around for a piece to post today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I found the piece below and thought it was a nice little way to celebrate the holiday.

Have a happy day my friends and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Irish people for centuries have cherished happiness. Irish-American songs like When Irish Eyes are Smiling (published in 1912 by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.) prove an Irish descendant’s love for the Irish culture as well as being happy and merry. Many have found the Irish to be uplifting because of their inherent cheery nature. Like other European nationalities, The Irish culture places significance on happiness; as something to cherish and a state to achieve.

Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom. –Irish saying, author unknown

This well known Irish saying indicates that wisdom is equated with cheerfulness. Since cheerfulness is a synonym for happiness one could fittingly conclude that incessant happiness is a sign of wisdom. Therefore, a wise person would be one that incorporates, through the proper use of his wisdom, happiness in his lifestyle.

Many who have implemented more wisdom usage in their lives have found a profound positive difference in their happiness levels. Wisdom properly employed seems to notably increase this. How one incorporates wisdom into one’s life is vital. It is not easy to make wise decisions that reap happier and healthful consequences. A good method for implementing wisdom in one’s life is to ask one’s self, before making a life altering decision, this question: “Will this improve the life, direct it toward true inner happiness?” If the answer to this question is “yes”, do that action. If the answer is “no”, do the opposite.  Have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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