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Yep, there is a Friday 13 this June!  But fear not!  You can get some of these!  And if you order during the first week of June, you’ll have your lucky 4 leaf clover in plenty of time!

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Considering my gift for finding four leaf clovers, it’s no surprise I often end up in conversations about luck.  It is also no surprise that the topic is often raised after someone has had a string of what might be considered bad luck.  But is it really bad luck?

I recall a fable someone told me several years ago (there are other variations of the story, but the basic theme and most details are the same):

One day, a farmer’s horse ran away.
“What bad luck!”, the farmer’s neighbors said.
“How do you know it is bad luck?”, the farmer asked.

The horse later returned with several wild horses.
“What good luck!”, the farmer’s neighbors said.
“How do you know it is good luck?”, the farmer asked.

Then, while taming one of the wild horses, the farmer’s son fell and broke his leg.
“What bad luck!”, the farmer’s neighbors said.
“How do you know it is bad luck?”, the farmer asked.

Soon after, there was a war, and all able-bodied young men were required to fight; the farmer’s son with his broken leg was exempt.  Only 1 in 10 men returned home.

Luck is not determined by how pleasant or unpleasant an experience is, or by the short-term outcome.  What is unpleasant today just might be the best route toward a better tomorrow.(A more current real-life example: Steve Jobs was less than thrilled when he was first fired from his own company, but later said it was one of the best things that ever happened to him.)

So, when you are going through a string of what seems to be bad luck (it happens to the best of us), be patient; it might not be as bad as it seems.

But I’m still glad to have plenty of four leaf clovers around– just in case.

Framed Clovers

6-Lot Framed 4 Leaf Clovers, $54

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