Sunday, March 6, 2011

Darius Rucker's This - Nothing was a mistake


Times are now never low
As I sing in Grace
Because now I know
Nothing was a mistake

- Shiv

Earlier today I turned on the TV to watch top 20 country songs, which I tend to do once in a while on weekends. And I heard Darius Rucker's song "This" as number 12 on the list ...

I love country songs -- even though it makes me somewhat a lone ranger in California -- because most of them are purely American; most of them are purely from the heart. They are just beautiful. Especially the ones that celebrate life. They are the ones that teach me again, that the purpose of life is to sing.

Hear this song and you will know what my dear Guru Nanak meant by "Rajai" -- this is walking in grace, this is singing life's song as it comes ... because nothing was a mistake. This!

So many uncertainties in life. And so many choices I made. So many I didn't. One small, little change, I would not be here. Everything in my life was planned so well! All happenings came about to get me to where I have come. I am grateful and so I sing with love ... I hear other angels who sing in harmony with me, like Darius Rucker:



Got a baby girl sleeping in my bedroom
And her mama laughing in my arms
There's the sound of rain on the rooftop
And the game's about to start

I don't really know how I got here
But I'm sure glad that I did
And it's crazy to think that one little thing
Could've changed all of it

Maybe it didn't turn out like I planned
Maybe that's why I'm such, such a lucky man

For every stoplight I didn't make
Every chance I did or I didn't take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
All the things I knew but I didn't know
Thank God for all I missed
Cause it led me here to This

Like the girl that I loved in high school
Who said she could do better
Or that college I wanted to go to
'Til I got that letter

All the fights and the tears and the heartache
I thought I'd never get through
And the moment I almost gave up
All lead me here to you

I didn't understand it way back when
But sitting here right now it all makes perfect sense

For every stoplight I didn't make
Every chance I did or I didn't take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
All the things I knew but I didn't know
Thank God for all I missed
Cause it led me here to This

How I cried when my mama passed away
But now I've got an angel looking out for me today
So nothing's a mistake