Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In case you didn’t know, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and back in his day he used a young sprig of clover, or shamrock, to explain the mystery of the Christian Holy Trinity. While evangelizing he would use the three leaves as a metaphor to explain The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
So what about the lucky four-leaf clover? It is said that the first leaf represents faith; the second, hope; the third, love; and the fourth, luck. A four-leaf clover is simply a variant of the common three-leaf clover and supposedly rare, although I know a lucky lady who has found many of them over her lifetime. Have you ever found one?
Because I am certified 26% Irish, I somehow feel qualified to leave you with this lovely Irish blessing:
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near;
May God fill your heart with gladness and cheer.