A friend of mine recently shared that for several days in a row she had been waking up very early in the morning—so early that the birds were still quiet. She related that in the pre-dawn silence a single bird would give a long whistle, and suddenly all the birds would begin singing and chirping. It was as though that single bird whistle gave all the birds permission to begin their songs for the day.
We are blessed to have the ability to choose the songs we sing. I am present to the fact that there are times when I don’t choose a song that offers joy or love or anything positive. I am also present to the impact the song I sing has on others. My prayer is that when I hear birds singing, I will be reminded that my song leads others, and I will be moved to lead a song that makes a positive difference for those around me.