Monday, March 16, 2015

Day 107 Enjoy a Parade-St. Patrick's Day

Got to love little green men
There is something so festive about a parade. They are especially fun for children but as my blog inspiration Maslow reminds us, enjoying life like a child is a characteristic of a self- actualized individual, Since  Pittsburgh was also   ranked #1   for the best St. Patrick’s day celebration,  I put on a Mickey Mouse poncho and ventured out on a rainy day.

As I stated  in  Day 87,  I  love a parade and "everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day.”   Even in the rain the crowd seemed to  have a  lighthearted attitude and I don’t think it was just the libations.  There were bands, Irish dancing, singing and the skirl of the bagpipes.  I  especially enjoyed  an 80’s flash back with the ghost busters. There also were many families enjoying the parade and kids really made out during this parade getting an overabundance of   green beads and candy.   
"Who you going to call"

I  learned  some new thing  about the patron of this parade. St. Patrick, in  406 A.D  was  16 when he was a abducted from  Scotland and sent to Ireland as a slave to herd sheep.  He escaped at 22 and traveled home and enrolled in studies for the priesthood. He had dream in which God told him to return to the pagan land that had enslaved him and for the next 40 years he preached and converted the Irish.  

So get some green beads and be child- like by enjoying  a St. Patrick’s day celebration and remember this man’s  amazing life of service!

Spiritual Reflection
“The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will he exalted." (Matthew 23:11-12)

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