Of all the stories and conversation about the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day, not one we’ve seen or heard refers to why there’s really a celebration. Other than it’s potato planting time, and the grass is turning green.
Many are looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Plenty are hoping to pick a lucky shamrock. Several are selecting a green outfit to wear to prevent that teasing pinch. A number are preparing for participation in or watching a parade. Those with musical inclination might be practicing an Irish song. A few are even planning a special cabbage dinner. Plenty have great anticipation for the green beer. But ask anybody why they’re actually celebrating, and only blank looks will likely
be the response.
The outside of a horse is good for the heart of a man.
Although that statement, frequently quoted in variations, does hold some truth in the opinion of those who have the opportunity to be around horses, there is a much broader meaning to the saying. The relationship one can development with a horse gives a feeling of satisfaction, security and love.
More is not always better.
Giving is better than receiving.
While the general population’s ways would strongly conflict these two statements, they have significant meaning as the Easter season approaches.