What a cute idea! Lately my husband and I have been doing equine therapy with veterans at the VA a couple of times a week and started to branch out and work with homeless veterans. Since yesterday was Saint Patrick’s Day, we decided to ask the homeless veterans to tell us what their pot of gold is and the answers they came up with would make you cry. Most of them stated that it was the simple things in life that is their gold like looking at the sunrise, having a warm meal, and being able to work with our horses during therapy. These are marvelous people and made me realize how nobody is completely free from the risk of homelessness. Life really is about the little joys that we take for granted on a daily basis but would drastically miss if they were gone.
I’d been seeing all the replies to this post and was wondering ‘what is my pot of gold’? I had the opportunity to find that out last Thursday, March 10th. Out of the blue, I was laid off permanently from my payroll clerk job and it was effective immediately. I wasn’t the only one to lose my job that day but it was still hard not to be down about it. My pot of gold is my husband, children, family and my friends. My husband has been my biggest support and keeps telling me we’ll make it through okay; we may have to scrimp but we’ll be fine. My kids are my cheerleaders with their witty remarks that keeps me smiling. My friends and family were there that very same day to support me and give me someone to lean on and they listened while I sobbed and blubbered trying to make some sense of what just happened. I’m still getting the uplifting emails and texts from them and it helps me get through the days. I know this happened for a reason although I can’t quite see what that is right now. I guess I took for granted how special and important my family and friends are to me until I was put in this situation where I really needed them.
My Pot of Gold is my new baby! My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost a year we finally succeeded in November and couldn’t be happier. We then lost the baby in December, but we just found out we are pregnant again! God is good! So that is my Pot of Gold
My pot of gold is writing and Starbucks. It’s been a rough couple of years since I graduated college and moved halfway across the country to pursue a career that hasn’t really worked out. But I’m able to persevere by writing almost every day at my favorite Starbucks. I don’t know what I’d do without a pencil, paper and my favorite Starbucks barristas, who don’t charge me for coffee more often than not, because they know I can’t really afford it. They cheer me up and encourage me on my best and worst days.
Keep your pot of gold moments coming!!! What are you grateful for?
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