Anyone who has followed me on social media – like Instagram or Twitter – has seen my adoration for four-leaf clovers. I enjoy the lore and truly do feel lucky every time I find one. Do I believe finding four-leaf clovers will change my life? No. However, I think they are a reflections of the way I feel about my life.
Since reaching adulthood, I have worked pretty hard to make a good life for myself and my family. I put in the time and effort and good things have come to us. When I look at all I have worked for and all that we have, I feel lucky, blessed and fortunate. I do not take anything we have for granted and am thankful everyday for our good health, the roof over our heads and any fortune that finds our favor.
So, what’s the deal with the clovers if it’s not superstition? In the summer of 2012, Byrd found the first four-leaf clover. We had just moved to Maryland and were exploring the area. We found ourselves at an event at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. We were seated on some outdoor benches watching an awful magic show. She looked down and there it was staring back at her. Later that day, I found my first. Like I said, it was my first. I have literally found dozens of them since and I don’t hunt for them. Maybe I look down more than I used to but I don’t head into the great outdoors with finding clovers as a goal. I just happen upon them. A handful of five-leaf and six-leaf clovers have also made their way into my collection.
They say – you know, the figurative “they” – the odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 10,000 to 1. The odds of finding a five-leaf clover at 1,000,000 to 1. The odds of finding multiple four-leaf clovers grow exponentially with every clover. I wonder what the odds were of finding the 4 four-leaf clovers I found this week?
It’s weird. I know.
So, every picture I post is a new, never before seen, four-leaf clover that has crossed my path. At this point, I might be a little superstitious.
Four-leaf clovers or not, I feel blessed, lucky and fortunate.