Happy St. Paddy’s From Miller Premier Services. We feel lucky to provide reliable HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Services throughout Delaware, eastern Maryland, and parts of PA, but as the great Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” We know we create our own luck, and that it’s our purpose to provide the best service and solutions for our customers, and we know that when it comes to home maintenance, staying up to date with check ups and tune ups is just as important as finding a four leaf clover, or a bright copper penny. If you need us, call us at 302-750-2409, or visit our new and improved website. In the meantime, March is a great month for celebrating the luck of the Irish, and luck, in general! Here’s a fun little guide to a few lucky charms from around the world, including our own back yard, and how to get them into your life! Slainte!
Dream Catcher, United States
It sure is more fun creating your own luck when you’ve had a good night’s sleep! Much like their good-sleep-focused counterparts, Guatemalan Worry Dolls, the Chippewa Native American Dream Catcher is part good luck charm/part sleep aid, helping people restore and recharge, with pleasant dreams. The dreamcatcher is said to trap nightmares (which, come morning, can’t survive daylight) and bestow good luck. Dream Catchers were designed by The Chippewa, or Ojibwa, Native Americans to protect their children, based on the Ojibwa legend of the Asibikaashi, or Spider Woman, who was a caretaker of all children.
Elephants, India and Thailand
Elephants are the world’s largest land mammals, weighing anywhere from 4,000 to 14,000 pounds. They’re highly intelligent, and they never forget, but these giants are gentle, unless they perceive a threat to their safety. It turns out these beautiful creatures are also thought to bring good luck! In many cultures, elephants symbolize wisdom, power, and fertility. In Feng Shui, an elephant statue facing away from the door brings in luck, facing toward the door, protects. Elephants also often represent good fortune particularly when the elephant’s tusk is raised in an upward position. Sometimes elephants are depicted among rain clouds, to connect them to bountiful harvests. Because they’re just so cute, depictions of elephants make great decor, jewelry, apparel, and more!
Four-Leaf Clover, Ireland
We had to include this one! The luck of the four leaf clover has to do with how rare it is to spot- roughly 1 in 10,000. The four leaves symbolize love, faith, hope, and luck. In Ireland’s ancient history, the Druids (Celtic priests) believed that three-leaf clovers/shamrocks gave warnings of evil spirits, and that four-leaf clovers offered magical protection by warding off bad luck. In Christian times, Patrick used the three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, with the fourth leaf representing God’s grace. Some Christian legends suggest that Eve took a four-leaf clover as a souvenir to remember Paradise. The number four also relates to the four sides of the cross, so some equate the four-leaf clover as a botanical relic from the Garden of Eden.
May the road rise to meet you! We at Miller Premier Services feel charmed to be your go-to for all of your HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical needs.