Gratitude

Go Raibh Maith Agat!
Pronounced gur-uv mah ah-guth, “go raibh maith agat” is the phrase the Irish use to acknowledge their thanks for something or “thank you”.   For example if someone passes you a slice of cake you’d say “go raibh maith agat”
This is my favorite quote regarding gratitude and thankfulness –

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
~Marcel Proust

I would like my McGovern Irish Dance family to know how thankful I am for them.  Even though we don’t get to spend time together in the studio we DO get to spend some time dancing together online.  I am thankful for the grace that the MID families have extended to me as I learn my way through these new way of doing things.  I am thankful for the enthusiastic participation in the online classes that we are providing, even through the lags and technological hiccups we are all experiencing. I am thankful for the optimism we all share that we will very soon be dancing together again, actually together – in the studio, at performances, at competitions.

I am also thankful to to the Irish Dance community world wide.   All of the schools, regardless of affiliation have come together to help raise each other up with advice on tech, activities, really fun dancing challenges and beautiful videos.  Our love and passion for Irish Dance is an inspiring thing to behold

Thank you all for keeping my heart and soul full!  (I am also thankful for cake!)
~Shelagh McGovern

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