Birdsong – depending on where you live, it is probably available to you to hear every morning, if you just listen. Maybe the birds are a noisy and unwelcome alarm clock. Or maybe you allow yourself to wake gently, as if serenaded by nature’s choir. Perhaps traffic noise drowns out their chirpy chattering. Perhaps it is all about what you choose to hear.
I woke up this morning, having snoozed through my actual alarm, and was stirred by the cacophony. I decided to go outside and really listen, and to record the chorus.
This was just as well as my mind was blank, I had no blog post in my head, and none written, leaving me totally unprepared to join in the Tuesday blog link-up with the lovely Jess for IBOT.
So what do I offer you now – birdsong! Stop and listen (it’s less than a minute). Close your eyes and just hear.
I have to say birds certainly are a chirpy bunch (or flock), whatever the weather. No such thing as a bird bad mood! (but then there are Angry Birds!).
So this is going to be a short and sweet (as in sweet birdsong) post, with a simple message.
Ask yourself the questions:
What songs are being drowned out by the noise of busyness in my life?
What music is muffled by the incessant natter of negative self-talk?
What notes am I missing because I’m not listening for the pauses in life, and so the sounds all run into each other like the clanging of so many pots banging together – or a crazy, loud cacophony of birdsong?
You have to listen out for the harmony in life. And while you’re listening, open your eyes and really look around. It’s beautiful out there.