Monday, March 30, 2009

Do we find luck … or make it?

I found this four-leaf clover this morning while out for my daily walk with my dog, Sophie.

Four-leaf clovers always make me happy. “Look at me!” they shout. “I’m different!” Botanists might describe them as mutants, but to me, they are a happy accident. Not so different from lots of the people I know, who don’t exactly fit the mold.

Last year, I found 14 four-leaf clovers without trying very hard. Granted, I spent a lot of time walking the dog and hanging around soccer fields while my daughter played or practiced. But I’ve always had a knack for being able to spot things like this. I once found my grandmother’s earring in our 1/2 acre front yard. It is one of my special gifts.

I’ve never been one for believing in luck. The whole concept rubs me the wrong way. Why should one person with “luck” have an easy life, others have to work for what they need, and still others work really hard and still not get what they need? I try to value hard work, perseverance and creativity. I’m making my own luck!

NOTE: I found ANOTHER four-leaf clover the next day! I’m on a roll!


  1. If you're making luck by hard work, perseverance and creativity, you should certainly have more "luck" than anyone else I know!

  2. Well, I don't know much about luck. I often wonder who was "prayin me through" when I just thought it was luck. In spite of my collection of 4 leaf clovers...I think it is mostly work and perseverance. But noticed this quote the other day about hard luck:
    The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~Harry Golden

  3. Love that quote, Starrynightquilter. And thanks, Alisan!

  4. I want to second what Alisan said. Knowing you, I know it is true!
    Also, just to remind you that I still have, in my wallet, a treasured 4 leaf clover which you found for me in July,1980, at the overlook of the New River Gorge in WV.

  5. Just found your is just adorable and also seeing a kitty then applique kitty is a bonus for me! I got such a chuckle! Thank for you to the start of my day!!

  6. Hi Susan!
    I guess we have something in common...when I was younger, I used to find four leaf clovers all the time too..and I am also very good at finding things.
    My Grandfather used to frame my clovers for me years ago..and I think I still have some of my old four leaf clovers that I pressed between waxed paper from when I was little somewhere......
    That is a beauty you found! Usually, when you find one..others are close by! :)
    See you soon,
    Louise xx


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