Every other day of the year, I am approximately 72% Irish. Then comes the 17th of March and suddenly EVERYONE is 100% Irish. So grab your green beer or shot of Jameson and make a toast to the leprechauns, pub crawls, luck, four-leafed-clovers, corned beef and cabbage, a patron saint that wasn't even from Ireland, the banishment of snakes, and all manner socially acceptable debauchery!
There's an old Irish blessing that goes a little something like this:
""May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face, the rain falls soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Cheers, my friends! Happy Saint Patrick's Day from MANTRA!