Being of some Irish decent, the pipes are usually calling from glen to glen this time of year. Walking the building, you see the signs of beginning spring, especially those 3-and-4-leaf clovers.
This little batch of shamrocks (three leaves on each stem and the national emblem of Ireland) was found right off our playground. It reminded me of a poem my Granny B would share: “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow; and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!” The batch of shamrocks also brought about an interesting discussion today between some wee friends:
- Child #1: It’s our lucky day!
- Child #2: How do you know?
- Child #1: Because it’s ‘fortune’ we found these shamrocks.
- Child #2: You mean lucky, huh?
- Child #1: No, it’s ‘fortune’ because they’re worth so much!
- Child #2: How will these build fortune?
- Child #1: Because now we find the leprechaun and the pot of gold! (…and then they started the search…) 🙂
Whether good luck or great fortune, may the wonder of finding a small patch of dewey shamrocks always bring great promise…and as my Granny B would sing:
“May there always be work for your hands to do; may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane; may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you; may your heart fill with great JOY to always cheer you!” Yes, perhaps we all become a little Irish when we find good luck and great fortune in our path! 🙂