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12 Blessings: Some Original Quotes About Happiness

May 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 54 secs

Ahh! blessing quotes about happiness are beautiful.

What are blessings but steadfast quotes about happiness in the face of life? Throughout history, when people feared hardship and loss, blessings provided encouragement to affirm, and lift people’s hope.

So I have scoured through books, and checked the web to find some gentle blessings to share with you. As the original quotes about happiness and cheerfulness, I believe they are without peer. As common folk spoke them aloud to bring comfort and courage, so now we can appreciate the timeliness of these dedications. If you have a blessing or two that are dear to you, feel free to share them. As it is, these 12 quoted blessings are merely a taste of a deep and rich tradition:

  • Quotes About Happiness: An Old Polish Blessing    

“Lord, we ask you to bless this family with a warm place by the fire when the world is cold,

a light in the window when the way is dark,

a welcoming smile when the road is long,

a haven of love when the day is done.

For the blessing of this home we give thanks.”

  • Quotes About Happiness: An Old Scottish Blessing    

“If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation. 
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
So let it be.”

  • Quotes About Happiness: An Old Irish Blessing    

May love and laughter light your days,

and warm your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world

with joy that long endures.

May all life’s passing seasons

bring the best to you and yours!”

  • Quotes About Happiness: An Old Wedding Blessing     

“May God be with you and bless you. 

May you see your children’s children. 

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings. 

May you know nothing but happiness 

From this day forward.”

  • Quotes About Happiness: A Scottish Blessing     

“Lang may your lum reek.” (Long may your chimney smoke)

  • Quotes About Happiness: An Old German Blessing

“With faith there is love 

With love there is peace 

With peace there is blessing

With blessing, there is God, 

And with God there is no need.”

  • Quotes About Happiness: An Ancient Gaelic Blessing     

“Deep peace of the running wave to you.

Deep peace of the flowing air to you.

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

Deep peace of the shining stars to you.

Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.” 

 

  • Quotes About Happiness: A Traditional Blessing (of unknown origin)    

“May there always be work for your hands to do.

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine upon your window pane.

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near to you and

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

 

  • Quotes About Happiness: A Scottish Blessing  

“If there is righteousness in the heart

If there is righteousness in the heart,

there will be beauty in the character.

If there is beauty in the character,

there will be harmony in the home.

If there is harmony in the home,

there will be order in the nation. 

If there is order in the nation,

there will be peace in the world.

So let it be.”

 

  • Original Quotes About Happiness: A Traditional Gaelic Blessing

“May the road rise up 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 God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

 

  • Original Quotes About Happiness: A Celtic Blessing  

“May you have:  

Walls for the wind 

And a roof for the rain, 

And drinks bedside the fire 

Laughter to cheer you 

And those you love near you, 

And all that your heart may desire.”

 

  • Original Quotes About Happiness: An Old Celtic Blessing  

“May the roof above

never fall in,

May we below

never fall out.”

 

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Feegs
  1. Jacqueline Shuler says:

    Hi,
    So happy to see your website. I, too, have researched and hand lettered many of the quotes about happiness and love.
    [edited promo]

    • Feegs says:

      Good for you, Jacqueline (but you will forgive me for editing out your promotion as this is a condition for comment).