But then I realized that I was missing the point. What ever Saint Patrick's Day was or how ever it has come to be celebrated, it is now something different and special. This is a day for everyone to be "Irish for a Day" - A day to wear a little green and have a little fun. It is a day of all good things Irish and none of the rest is as important as sharing and friendship and good times.
So, my wish to you is:
Just to kick back, be Irish for a day and Enjoy!
Here is a little Irish Toast my grandfather used to say at Saint Patrick's Day Dinner:
And, it you have time, here is a fun little home video I found on You Tube about "How to Celebrate St Pat's Day Like an Irishman":
"May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May the Good Lord hold you In the palm of his hand."
And for you Irish Patriots: Tiocfaidh ar la! Erin Go Bargh!