My Lucky Cricket

I woke up this morning and the crickets were absolutely marvelous. There must have been a couple dozen of them, all chirping their own way. Their sounds were different and sort of surrounded me as I stepped outside.


(click to hear my crickets)

One of my favorite Disney movies is Mulan. I’ll leave you to find the details if you haven’t seen it. Anyhow, Mulan’s grandmother gives her a lucky cricket. The poor cricket goes through all sorts of things with Mulan and her “guardian dragon”. When things are at their worst, they all have a time of confession at which point the cricket admits he’s not really lucky. But really, they had gotten lucky over and over as the story progressed.

I was a bit of a pre-caffeine philosopher this morning, but it occurred to me, as I listened to the crickets, just how lucky I am. I have a great family, good health, incredible good looks, a good job, nice house, etc. I couldn’t really ask for more. I suppose I must be surrounded by lucky crickets…

11 thoughts on “My Lucky Cricket

  1. I think I got this one bug fixed. Today is my lucky day!!

    Yeah, I sometimes get in the dumps and I have to give myself a slap to realize how good things are, (although I am not as good looking).

    Football season is about to start and I can’t wait!

  2. There is a little girl who was at my Buddy’s school called “Cricket”. There was a cricket in the delivery room and her grandma said it was lucky, so she doesn’t go by her given name. She’s known as “Cricket”. 🙂
    .-= Evil Twin’s Wife´s last blog ..Hiatus =-.

  3. Capri Kel – any sweetness you find is purely a figment of your imagination. I’m a dude afterall!

    farm mom – yes…that’s been on my mind a lot lately…

    Natalie – you’re my favorite…don’t tell the others

    Gizmo – I have loved that since the first time I saw it…weird I guess…

    Loretta – coding will put anyone in the dumps…

    Kent – hey old buddy! Glad you had a look!

    inadvertent farmer – you’re my favorite…don’t tell the others

    ETW – a cricket in the delivery room? That’s wild…really! I think that’s an awesome nickname though!

    Capri Kel – My mom always told me I was “special”

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