Happy Motivation Monday! Whether or not you’re Irish, or even care about St. Patrick’s Day, I urge you to adopt some of the happiness that St. Patrick’s Day brings to those that celebrate. Even though St. Patrick’s Day is actually meant to commemorate the death of St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland, you don’t need to celebrate the religious aspects to take part in celebrating the happiness and joy of the day! So wear something green, drink a green beer, eat some green food, say “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya” to make someone chuckle, or just keep a big smile glued on your face today. Sure, leprechauns and clovers may sound like silly reasons to smile … but is there such a thing as a silly reason when it comes to trying to be as happy as possible? (picture source)
I’m going to leave you with two Irish Blessings that convey the St. Patrick’s Day spirit of happiness and hope … and then FIVE St. Patrick’s Day-related pictures!
And I like this one because it makes me think of my grandparents… (picture source)
Now, in the spirit of Irish happiness, are you ready for some pictures?
Here’s what I was up to Saturday morning… a 5K St. Patrick’s Day race with some (ex?) colleagues and after the race, with our blazingly-fast friend Enoch and his wife Angela …
Here’s what Dallas will look like tonight … (picture source)
And finally, the cutest of them all, if I do say so myself. This is my dad holding me in the hospital, in my “birth outfit” … in case you can’t read it, it says “It was the Luck of the Irish the day you got ME!”
(Thank you so much to my mom for hunting down these pictures!)
So tell me in the comments … What’s the first outfit you ever wore as a baby? If you have kids, what did their “birth outfits” look like? What are you going to do to spread the Irish happiness today?