The Rainbow IS the Pot of Gold


Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
~ Old Irish Blessing

This beautiful photo was taken and shared with me by a friend yesterday. It’s the view from the front door of The Aran Islands Hotel where we work together.

While it’s impossible to get to the end of a rainbow (it’s an optical effect that moves as you approach it), the proverbial pot of gold is all around us, ready to offer the intangible rewards received when being aware and present.

With rain being a typical forecast here in Ireland, rainbows are easy to take for granted. And even more so here on the Aran Islands where we see them often in our wide open skies.

So maybe it was because of the double rainbow that she stirred from her work to capture it. More likely it was the child-like exuberance that is such an endearing part of her personality that drew her out of doors. Either way, this is a grand example of what I believe to be true;

The rainbow IS the pot of gold.

“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
But the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work.”
~ Old Irish Saying

May your day be full of peace, love, & joy,                                                                                                                         Melissa Xx

p.s. And keep your chin up cuz that’s where the rainbows are!


  1. singersong says:

    Hi Melissa. Lovely. Hope you are well. Such wisdom in these blessings. I like this one too.
    “Don’t miss all the colors of the rainbow,Looking for that pot of gold.”. Life is too short to continually chase it. There is so much to enjoy on the journey. I’m sill waiting on my visa renewal so this analogy is so apposite. Talk soon. Bob x


    • Hiya Bob,
      I never heard that one, but I just love it.
      Have you not gotten that visa yet? A real test in patience! It would be Ireland’s loss (and mine too) if you are asked to go before your time is finished here. Keep me posted.
      Hope you are enjoying your second autumn here. Xx


    • I thought so too and was happy that she shared it with me. Didn’t know what I was going to do with it at first, but it all falls into place if meant to be. Another day later, hope this one started as well as yesterday’s did for you. You probably not out of bed long now, we are many hours ahead of you. And it’s Friday! Have a fab weekend Greg. 🙂

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