Music Monday: Crazy Lucky

Top o’ the morning to ya on this first Monday in March which, as luck would have it, makes it our world famous Music Monday (always the first Monday of the month). Well, maybe not world famous but likely just slightly famous around here at the Lion’s Den.

March is generally the month when we start to awaken from winter and welcome in Spring (at least on the West Coast!) We also get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick was a 5th century Irish bishop and is considered the patron saint of Ireland. He frequently used 10750139_sthe 3-leaf clover as a metaphorical tool to teach his followers about the Holy Trinity. On occasion, he would spot a rare 4-leaf clover and considered it a token of God’s favor and impending good luck.

I’m grateful to St. Pat for giving us a holiday dedicated to nothing more than drinking a good, stout green beer, but I’m not much of a believer in the idea of luck… at least not in the traditional terms. Denzel Washington said once in a speech, “Luck is when an opportunity comes along, and you’ve prepared for it.” Like Denzel and many others before him, I agree that we create our own good or bad “luck.” I think it’s largely influenced by the company we keep, the thoughts we think, the beliefs we hold and the energy which all of that helps us to emit out into the world. That combination also forms our ability to recognize and align with things, people, opportunities, ideas, and resources that the same “unlucky” people inhabiting the same world don’t see or line up with. It’s like a magnet that pulls what we want right into our routine daily orbit and from which we can sort and sift and choose. From the perspective of those who are holding different beliefs and telling a different story of the same events… we look unbelievably lucky.

I guess some people could say that March was a lucky month for me when six years ago on March 21st, I met a man for coffee at a local Starbucks and, without knowing it, looked directly into the eyes of someone I would fall in love with and ultimately marry. It happened though after countless well-meaning people warned me that all the “good men” were taken after 50 and only “creepers” were on Internet dating sites after 50. They were wrong on both counts, and I believe that it was not luck at all but my energetic position that caused not only the alignment of our fortuitous “rendezvous” but also our ability to recognize it and follow it to this very happy end.

It has always been that way for me in work and play. So often in fact that now I don’t resist it, wonder about it, or even try to completely understand it. When I follow my intuition, put myself in a positively expectant state of mind, and love where I am as much as where I’m going… the most amazingly (lucky?) things flood my experience.

For all the reasons above, this Music Monday I chose Crazy Lucky by Better Than Ezra. In their lyric, “There are so many reasons that we shouldn’t have met, I could’ve turned right when you turned left, but the world’s got a funny way of stacking the deck, don’t forget. Too much heartache, too many nights, so many coulda, woulda, shoulda but you never tried” they speak straight to the luck versus intention idea.

I know that positive energetic intention trumps luck every time so this week … just go out and make your own darn luck! It will work out a lot better and way more often.

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Better Than Ezra – Crazy Lucky

“There are six and three quarter billion people in this world
And 51 percent of them are girls
You roll your eyes like I’m full of it,
But I Googled that shit
And if the world is four times bigger than the moon
Then tell me, how on Earth did I find you
With just two grains of sand blowing on the beach
Damn that’s deep.

It’s like faith, God, or The Big Bang
It’s just one of them things that you can’t explain
And I don’t need to know why
Maybe we’re crazy crazy lucky,
Maybe we’re crazy crazy lucky.
And I’m just one in a billion guys
But the way, the way you love
Has got me feeling crazy crazy lucky
Feeling like oh oh oh
Like we’re crazy lucky
There are so many reasons that we shouldn’t have met
I could’ve turned right when you turned left
But the world’s got a funny way of stacking the deck
Don’t forget
Too much heartache, too many nights
So many coulda, woulda, shoulda but you never tried
I can’t figure out if we were meant to be
Or just crazy lucky

It’s like faith, God, or The Big Bang
It’s just one of them things that you can’t explain
And I don’t need to know why
Maybe we’re crazy crazy lucky,
Maybe we’re crazy crazy lucky.
And I’m just one in a billion guys
But the way, the way you love
Has got me feeling crazy crazy lucky
Oh, whoo whoo, hey, whoo ooo hey, crazy crazy

It’s like faith, God, or The Big Bang
It’s just one of them things that you can’t explain
And I don’t need to know why
Maybe we’re crazy crazy lucky,
Maybe we’re crazy crazy lucky.
And I’m just one in a billion guys
But the way, the way you love me
Has got me feeling crazy crazy lucky
But the way, the way you love me
Has got me feeling crazy crazy lucky
Feeling like oh oh oh
Like we’re crazy lucky
Crazy lucky”

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“May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us, may God turn their hearts.
And if He can’t turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping.”

~~ Unknown (An Irish saying from a plaque on our front porch)

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