Do you need Four Leaf Clover Luck?

As I mowed the grass today I thought about four leafed clovers. When I got done, I did this little video of my thoughts.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day folks.  I hope you have good luck despite not having a 4 leafed clover.


The Shamrock

The Shamrock and four leafed clover

According to an article I read on, The Irish considered the shamrock or “seamroy”, as it was originally called, as a symbol of the rebirth of spring.

By the seventeenth century the Shamrock became a symbol of the emerging Irish nationalism.

Many Irish wore a shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage. This practice of wearing a shamrock design or clover grew as the English began to seize Irish land and the Irish wanted to show their displeasure of English rule.

According to some folk lore, Eve carried a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden.

White clover is the most likely source of four leaf clover.

The early Celts of Wales held the four leaf clover in high esteem as a charm against evil spirits.

Druids thought the powers of four leaf clovers were a sign of good luck. It was thought that walking thru a field of the four leaved grass would bring good things, in short order, to the walkers.

The mystical benefits of four leaf clover continues today, in part because of the rareness of the plant.

Regarding wearing Green on St Patricks day:

The Irish flag had green, white and orange in it.

In Ireland, the Catholics were identified by green. Supposedly the orange represented the Protestants and the green represented the Catholics. The white represented the peace between the two.

Saint Patrick, a Catholic saint was credited with converting the island over to Christianity. Therefore, wearing green had been considered a good way to honor him.

During the earlier clashes in Ireland between the Catholics and Protestants, it was not unusual to see men in green clashing with men in orange.

The traditional pinching of a person who wears does not wear green on St. Patrick’s Day is a mild form of the violence that has so often occurred in the past.

So, in conclusion.

Did you find a 4 leaf clover today? Did you wear green? If you are not Irish, does it really matter to you?

Let’s have fun anyway. Maybe draw the line at pinching strangers not wearing green today.

I Love You

Today is Valentine’s day and I have to work late tonight. I hope that I don’t get sacrificed because of this. I know that the ancient Romans may be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men, both named Valentine, on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. I’m glad my name is not Valentine.

Despite the fear, or maybe in part because of it, I want my wife to hear that “I Love HER more than I love anything else in the world!“, but I have to fulfill the commitments I have made and won’t get home till late.

So, I’m going to try to make it up to her by publicly telling her how much I love her and asking others to let her know this.

Here is my call to action for anyone who knows my wife:

I hope that someone reads this story this morning and will let my wife know that I wrote it for her. Send her a text, email, Facebook message, Tweet, LinkedIn message, call her or walk up to her and let he know that “I LOVE YOU!

If you need to know how much I love her, follow along folks.

My Public Statement of Love for my Wife:

Baby, I love you more than words can say. These three words say it all – I LOVE YOU!

You are the sexiest and most beautiful woman I have ever met and fortunately for me, you have found some happiness with me and have decided to stay around. I am so fortunate that I get to hold your hand, sit beside you and share my pillows with you. I LOVE YOU!

You have given me strength and hope in all I do and because of this I dream and chase my dreams. I LOVE YOU!

Because of the love that you share with me, we have beautiful children who are the reason I am who I am and have shaped the journey that we have been on together. I LOVE YOU!

Because of you I have purpose in my life.  You taught me to give, laugh, play and enjoy life and again, because of you, I understand the value of this so much more. I LOVE YOU!

You let me be who I am and do what I do because you love and believe in me. Even when I am playing the role of “Idiot”, you let me be who I am, knowing that I will return to being and acting much more positive. I LOVE YOU!

You support the crazy things that I want to have and want to do. I LOVE YOU!

You let me have my fantasies and even encourage me to some degree by laughing with me as I share the crazy stuff that is in my head. Yes, we will write this book one day. I LOVE YOU!

I don’t do cards, chocolates or flowers. I’m not a romantic or sentimental guy.  I did buy you a gift this year and I hope you enjoy it, even though it’s not wrapped in pretty wrapping paper with a card.

I offer you all the Love that I have to share and only offer it to you.

I imagine the time I will have with you and smile both inward and outward. Sometimes people think I am strange when I bust out with a smile for no known reason (to them)

I pray to God that you and I will be able to walk hand in hand thru life forever.

I recently heard someone say that she loves her husband because, “my hand fits his.” We don’t just fit each other. We fuel each other’s lives and aspirations and dreams. I want to do this forever because I LOVE YOU!

Please meet me as I head for our pillows tonight.

We’ll laugh and hug. We’ll kiss and then you can call me “Idiot” for my blog post. I’ll know that You LOVE ME and you’ll know that I LOVE YOU!

Happy Valentines Day Baby!

Happy Mother’s Day – 2011

A Mom’s entire day is filled with duties that many others are not able to deal with.

She is there to do the things others can’t understand or can’t make happen.

A Mom is there to help the young child get thru the day and achieve all that they can achieve.

Are you a Mom?  If so, I am sure you know what I refer to – Happy Mother’s Day to all of you.