St. Patrick’s Day and Good Luck in March
“Spring is Nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” — Robin Williams
We have a bounty of noteworthy days in March:
- Ash Wednesday was celebrated on March 2nd for my fellow Catholic friends and colleagues.
- Employee Appreciation Day was on March 4th. Did your employer honor you in some way? Or, if you are an employer, did you find a way to show your employees that you appreciate them?
- International Women’s Day was on March 8th – According to the United Nations, “Overall, 2021 was a good year for women in politics: Eight countries elected or swore in their first woman as Head of State or Government.”
- Happy Purim to my Jewish friends who will celebrate from sundown March 16 to sundown on March 17.
- St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th and as my mom always said, “that’s the day everyone gets to be Irish.” Will you wear green? Will you make a boiled dinner? There are many fun ways to celebrate this holiday. The leprechaun is the time-honored symbol for St. Patrick’s Day, which is also a day associated with good luck.
- And, speaking of luck, don’t you agree we’re lucky we only have to wait four days after St. Patricks Day for spring to arrive? March 21st is the first official day of spring, which is always welcome. Some of you may gather with family and friends to celebrate spring on March 21st; at my house we customarily gather on March 22nd because it’s my husband John’s birthday. I’m sure that you look forward to spring.
Worldwide, this March has been a very difficult month for so many. We all are affected by this war. Yesterday I overheard a woman say that she won’t listen to the news about it anymore, because it’s so upsetting and anyway, there’s nothing she can do about it. And that upset me—because she’s wrong.
While it’s true that we, as individuals, can’t do anything stop the fighting, we do have the power to help allay the suffering of our fellow human beings. I’m talking about the incredibly growing refugee crisis; in just 2 weeks the number of refugees newly homeless has increased to a level not seen since World War II, almost 80 years ago.
We can help right now; the most effective way is actually the easiest: by donating to one of the many nonprofit and governmental agencies working to alleviate the suffering. You can find lists of these agencies online or in newspapers or from religious organizations, and you can easily donate online.
And finally—if you’re lucky enough to have the career of your dreams, good for you! If you’d like to take advantage of the specialized know-how that an Executive Career Coach can provide, then please feel free to try me out for a FREE 15-minute Mini Consult. Remember, luck is for more than the Irish!
With gratitude and best wishes!
Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speak