Farewell Blessing

May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within.

May the blessed sunshine shine upon you and warm your heart
'til it glows like a great peat fire,
so that the stranger may come and warm herself by it,
as well as the friend;
And may the light shine out of the eyes of you,
like a candle set in the windows of a house,
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.

And may the blessing of rain be upon you - soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers
may spring up and spread their sweetness on the air.
And may the blessing of the great rains be upon you;
May they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool
where the blue heaven shines, and sometimes a star.

And may the blessings of the Earth be upon you -
the great round Earth.
May you ever have a kindly greeting for people you pass
as you are going along the ways.
And may the Gods bless you and bless you kindly!

Joys of the day to you, my friend, and joy on all the journeys
through the year ahead of you!

~~ Source Unknown ~~