“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face…” from a classic Irish blessing.
We’re all a little bit of Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The celebratory day of green beer, wearing of the green and large celebrations and parades in every big city has been overshadowed by the Coronavirus—but just like the tradition of resilience in Irish culture, there is hope—and clovers, on the horizon.
Our spirits remain strong and there is wisdom in tradition—and these are good things to focus on. The green clover is not only an Irish symbol of good luck, it also signifies renewal and the return of spring. And while there may not be a Saint Patrick to drive away the ills of the world, we know that—yes, this too shall pass.
In the weeds of adversity and uncertainty, clovers can still be found. We can choose to be vigilant by arming ourselves with facts instead of fear. We can choose to live in the moment, control what we can, and look forward to the return of ‘normalcy.’
So, let’s kick back and raise a glass to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—with a renewed focus on all that is good in our lives. Let’s strive to live in the here and now, while looking ahead to the inevitable promise of fields of green clovers, roads rising to meet us and sunshine on the horizon.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all, from The Cuyahoga Group.