På selveste nyttårsaften fikk jeg tilsendt en flott keltisk velsignelse. Den vil jeg gjerne ta vare på her.
May the blessing of light be on you
light without light and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine upon you
and warm your heart till it glows like a great peat fire
so that the stranger may come and warm herself at it
as well as the friend.
And may the light shine out of your eyes
like a candle set in the windows of a house
bidding the wanderer to come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you
the sweet soft rain.
May it fall upon your spirit
so that all the little flowers may spring up
and shed their sweetness on the air.
And may the blessing of the great rains be upon you
that they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean
and leave there many a shining pool
where the blue of heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you
the great round earth.
May you ever have a kindly greeting for people you pass
as you go along the roads.
And now may the Lord bless you
and bless you kindly.