I really enjoy St. Patrick's Day.
I'm not Irish, so it's not a heritage type of thing. It's just fun in general.
While I've never been the "go out boozing" kind of girl, St. Patrick's day was never really a big bar day for me. Though I did used to love it back in high school, and shortly thereafter. My high school sweetheart was Irish, and had family in Southie so I did used to love going to the parade and sort of house hopping in the neighborhood. Dangerous if you're not from there, but tons of fun if you're with people who are.
I love, love, love New England Boiled Dinner...and truly, on this day each year it tastes just so good! I've got mine ordered and will pick it up on my way home to make for dinner tonight! What's better than a little corned beef and cabbage with potatoes? Since I only eat it once a year, I'd say that today nothing is better than that!
I love wearing green. So putting in the effort to wear a fun, bright green color of clothing, which I don't often wear -- is sort of fun, no? Fashion can be the best kind of fun when you're in your traditional hum-drum work week schedule.
I have green eyes, which I've always loved that they're different than most people's color -- and that is sort of special on St. Patrick's day! I'm always "wearing my green", even when it's not St. Patrick's day! And my eyes are always "smiling"….
And maybe best of all - it's a great excuse to be in a good mood and feel lucky! Everyone can be Irish on St. Patrick's Day…everyone deserves a kiss, even if they aren't "Irish". Who doesn't deserve that pot o'gold at the end of the rainbow today -- and maybe just have a little fun while they're looking for it?