May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night. ~Irish Blessing
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
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Full Disclosure: I am 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Scottish and 1/2 Hungarian.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? What do you like most about it?
Corned beef and cabbage, Celtic music and dancing, Leprechauns, shamrocks, or rainbows and the Pot of Gold?
While it’s easy to spot a rainbow, if you’re looking, Leprechauns and the Pot of Gold are the stuff of legends, right?
Not necessarily . . .
While you may see a Leprechaun or three popping up in celebrations around your town on St. Patrick’s Day, the Pot of Gold is always there - if you’re willing to find it.
Rainbows come out after a storm – often bringing the sun with them. Legend has it that the Pot of Gold is at the end of the rainbow.
Searching for the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Gold coins, except for foil covered chocolate ones, are few and far between. We don’t use coins much, or cash for that matter, here in the U.S.
Is the Pot of Gold filled with plastic cards, financial statements, and lottery tickets?
To me, the Pot of Gold isn’t about coins, cash, goods and buying power. It’s about cherishing rich relationships.
When I took this image two weeks ago, I was enjoying lunch with my niece, one of my favorite people in the world, in Sausalito, California.
When Kris said, "Look there's a rainbow," I grabbed two cameras and ran outside. As I walked out on the deck to get a closer look, a couple asked me to take pictures of them with the rainbow in the background. It's a moment we'll always remember.
When I think about what's in a real Pot of Gold, I think about a rainbow of relationships, each rich in its own way. How about you? What’s in your Pot of Gold?
About the Author: Barbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a women-owned strategic marketing consultancy that attracts attention, builds brands and connects communities with the WIRED system. A founding member of Social Media Club Chicago, Barbara is a keynote speaker, social media/LinkedIn trainer, and a business development coach. For more ideas and resources, visit Barbara’s top 50 marketing and PR blog, http://wiredPRworks.com. Connect with Barbara on social media at http://about.me/barbara.rozgonyi.