Sometimes, a little treasure comes into your life that provides you with a minute’s respite each day from modern living. One of those rare gems was given to me last week by Kilkenny resident and County Limerick woman, Celine Mescall.
Grace and Blessings from Ireland is 25 years in the “pot” and in it, the remarkable retired teacher of those who are deaf or have hearing impairment problems, gives us unusual blessings and graces like the one for Dieting: “Bless this jug of lemon water God, the celery and the carrot sticks, the unbuttered toast and the black tea. Help me stick with them while I pay the price of gluttony.” “Porridge” will bring back memories for any parent cooking porridge for the children while “Summer In The Garden” is so timely. Suffice to say, each one has its own special appeal.
They are heartwarming and inspiring and what else would you expect from the sister of singer-songwriter, Don Mescall. And her inspiration for the project was simple, to give thanks for the things in her life.
“Graces and Blessings from Ireland” makes every occasion special, even your morning cup of tea.
Drawing on her own life experience, she blesses the seasons, children’s birthday parties, brown bread and airline food and encourages the reader to do likewise.
Beautifully illustrated by Helena Duggan, this little nugget gives you time to pause and reflect on the good things in your life and to offer thanks for them. You can visit Celine’s blog at http://gracesandblessings.wordpress.com Celine can be reached on 056 7728879/087 1311943 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Books available online at http://gracesandblessings.tictail.com/