Every morning, when the weather is agreeable, I start my day on my front porch. I grab a hot cup of coffee and my devotional journal then I sit in my favorite chair to greet the day. This spring a house wren moved into a nesting box in the tree near my front porch. Each morning as I begin my day, I now have a very cheerful neighbor who is also beginning her day.
One thing I learned form this tiny little wren was the way she greeted the day, with a song. Every morning she hops up on her roof and sings and sings. It made me think about when my children were young, I always woke them up with a happy song. Then I thought why have I stopped singing every morning?
We’ve all heard the birds sing in the morning, but not all of them wake up singing. The Robin rises early and gets straight to work looking for worms, they are not always singing. I think the Wren has the better idea. It is hard to focus on your troubles when you are busy singing a happy tune. Songs take us to the place in time where we first heard the song, or maybe they bring back a fond memory of a time we may have forgotten.
I have begun to follow the way of the Wren, I am back to starting my day with a song. A song puts joy in your heart and makes our loads seem lighter. Why not try starting each new day humming your favorite song and see if the day doesn’t seem a great deal brighter.