Sunday, February 24, 2013

Luck of the Irish

Irish soda bread, Leprechauns, Jameson Irish Whiskey and green beer. That's what makes St. Patrick's Day a very festive holiday.

I don't think it matters what nationality you are, St. Patrick's Day is favored by everyone.  The number one symbol we all identify with on this special day is the four leaf clover.  Did you know one leaf is for FAITH, the second for HOPE, the third for LOVE and the fourth for LUCK.

In Irish tradition the Shamrock or 3-leaf Clover represents the Holy Trinity: one leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit.  When a Shamrock is found with the fourth leaf, it represents God's Grace.  It's a universally accepted symbol of good luck and according to legend,  Eve carried a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden.

Give a friend or loved one a little Faith, Hope, Love and Luck this St. Patrick's day by sending them a 'Shamrock Love Note' and remember this line Sir John Melton wrote in 1620 -

"If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing."


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