“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
All around the world this coming weekend people will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. It got me thinking about a story I read about the kissing of the blarney stone, its tradition and a good reminder from story: don’t go it alone.
The Blarney Stone is a stone block that is built into the side of the Blarney Castle in Ireland. Kissing the stone has come to mean over time that you could be bestowed with eloquence, grace and the “gift of gab”. The ritual is not for the faint of heart – and not at all easy to achieve. To kiss the stone, the puckering person must go to the top of the castle and lean backwards over the edge, risking life and limb. To be successful, one lays trust in their compatriot, who is there to offer their strength and provide the assist.