It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, May 10, 2021

Chapter 5, Page 10, Book 21


Believe and act as if were impossible to fail.

Charles F. Kettering

May 10th-It’s Monday !

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Old Proverb

It’s time for a fresh start and a new week.  A do over of all that we didn’t get done last week.  We get another chance to get it right.

Listening to the birds sing early in the morning is alway such a special moment. The dawn chorus is one of the most magical experiences in nature, a multitude of birds of many different species all singing together in harmony as morning breaks and light begins to fill the skies.  It is nature’s most impressive and special concert available.

While it may sound like beautiful music to our ears, to the birds is it something quite different.  It is a way for rival males to establish its territory and attract a mate.  So the louder your song and the more time you spend singing, it gives you a much better chance of claiming the best territory.

When I hear the birds sing so beautifully these mornings, I call it a morning prayer.  I usually open the window and let the beautiful sounds drift in.  It becomes a prayer moment for me.  Just as they are welcoming in the day in great song.  I welcome the day too in my own simple way.  Every day is God’s precious gift to us.  It is a new beginning, a fresh start with lots of opportunities awaiting us.  My prayer is one of thanks for this new day and ask God to bless me through the day, whatever comes my way.

So I invite you to tune into the dawn chorus too.  Instead of having the radio on, why not turn it off one morning and just listen, even if for a minute.  You will be amazed at the sounds you will hear.

This is taken from the thought for the week in my daily devotionals.

Look at the bright side — at least Mondays only happen once a week.

Author Unknown


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Listen to the dawn chorus and be thankful for a new day!

Mevely317 said...

Indeed! I'm sure birds exist in Arizona, but not until we moved here have I been privy to the early morning choruses. Like the book title, "Same Song, Separate Voices."
There's one fella right who lives right outside the head of my bed who's particularly loud. Particularly early. Sometimes annoying, but then I take myself to task -- why am I not as joyful.

Martha said...

I totally agree Ma. I'm usually up a little before dawn, make my coffee and sit out on the porch to hear and watch the birds as day breaks. It's a beautiful way to start the day. :)

Susan Kane said...

We wake up to songbirds and it is sweet. We watch them throughout the day.

Buttercup said...

I'm more of a night owl -- that's a bird, too! -- but I started the week off with several phone calls I'd been putting off. Spent a lot of time on hold, but felt so good to have these chores out of the way. Have a great week.