We don’t have to tell you what day it is. You’ve likely already seen multiple shades of the color green and may be daydreaming about enjoying a green beer this evening. There are many items that you know automatically symbolize St. Patrick’s Day, but have you ever wondered why you so often see the four-leaf clover on this day?
During the early days of Ireland, many believed that carrying a shamrock would provide the ability to see evil spirits, which was deemed as a lucky gift that helped the Irish escape in time. Four-leaf clovers presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck.
The definition of the word, luck, means, “circumstances that lead to a favorable outcome.” The leaves of four-leaf clovers are known to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck. The term and understanding of luck ties to St. Patrick’s Day in a sense because St. Patrick often used a three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. Clovers became a popular symbol amongst the Irish and finding a four-leaf clover (or lucky clover) was a rare occurrence.
With all that being said; however, we must all understand that being lucky isn’t all about letting the universe take fate into its hands, but to also put in our own efforts and hope into our favorable outcomes.
We live in a world where we tend to forget how lucky we are to have the help of others, especially here in the United States. At Lions Pride, we feel like we have a four-leaf clover in our pocket every day of the year. We are so lucky to have the support of donors who understand that helping today will provide help for today and hope for tomorrow. Our extraordinary donors provide life-changing opportunities for individuals that create a ripple effect for continuous growth and selfless giving.
On this day, we wish you all of the luck of the Irish, but we hope you also remember to thank the donors who have made a difference in your life, and to continue the act of giving and kindness. One step in the right direction is all that it takes to make a positive impact.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!