One day I was talking to a friend, sitting on her back patio. We were immersed in a deep, serious conversation. Sometimes life events can make us sad, or get us down, you know?
As we sat there, I couldn't help but hear a variety of bird calls and songs coming from the trees in her yard. Suddenly a thought struck me. Birds are always singing. Are they just happy creatures, or at least very willing communicators? They are usually singing their little hearts out.
Turning to my friend, I mentioned all the birds singing in her yard, and my habit of waking up glum. Then I said, "Have you ever heard of a depressed bird?"
"No," she chuckled. "I haven't."
"Me, neither," I replied.
It was a mini-therapy moment. Why not take a lesson from the birds? It would be simple enough:
1).Sing every day
[but if you don't sing out loud, at least sing inside your heart]
Life is too short to be grumpy , sad, or glum. Besides, have you ever heard of a depressed bird?
Now, each morning I anticipate the joyful sound of birds singing. May you, too, find joy for your day in these songs.
Birds: designed by God, the original Orchestrator of music.
And bird song: It's not just for the birds!