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December 10, 2009

Let the Birds Sing

Filed under: Inspirational Stories — memorylane46 @ 3:57 pm

This is about attitude.  Attitudes are choices.  Faced with life situations, we make choices: one in which we choose to be happy and the other which leaves us frustrated.

There was an old apple tree by my bedroom window.  Every morning at four a.m. the birds cheerfully announced the dawning of a new day.  Awakened by the symphony, I tossed and turned until at seven I had to pay heed to the alarm.

I allowed my anger to simmer from the time my eyelids started to flutter, and it progressed to a full boil by the time duty called.

My husband on the other hand loved to hear the birds sing!  He insisted on keeping the window opened.  By the time he arose, he was singing with the birds.

I determined then that it was all in the attitude.  I chose to let the birds sing.

As I start writing this for the second time, I am provided with an example of what I mean. Having finished this part of the writing yesterday, I was secure in the fact that I had saved it and would just go on today. However, due to my lack of computer knowledge, I promptly formatted my diskette this morning and lost yesterday’s work.

One choice is to start over with the belief that it happened for a reason.  The other choice is to moan and cry and fret about it all day or to give it up.

The spirits work in mysterious ways.  The birds sing in my heart at the prospect of the new improved inspiration that will follow.  I look forward to knowing the lyrics!

Everything we do in life amounts to a series of choices.

By choosing to deal negatively with a situation, we choose unhappiness and disease.

Knowing that our choices affect those we love and that it impacts seven generations to come, we must think about this very carefully.

To wake up in a bad mood and to transfer our feelings to the children is a sin of great magnitude.  We have to choose to let the birds sing!

If you doubt that our choices affect seven generations to come, you may be right.  It could be a lot more than seven generations!

Think of the impact of the decision to recycle or not to recycle.  It is easier to look at this as it is a concrete example.  For each household that chooses not to recycle, the heap mounts.  If we placed all these people in the same community, the evidence would be measurable.  As more land is needed for landfills and as more pollutants seep into the ground, the air becomes more contaminated.  What a legacy for our children.  They will be plagued with allergies and lung problems. They had better know the song of the bird.  What happens in a concrete way to the garbage that is not recycled happens in a less obvious way to our bodies and our minds.

As parents, we always look ahead to the next phase of our children’s life.  We cannot wait for the child to walk.  As soon as the child walks, we start missing the cuddly days while at the same time anticipating the next step.  It is necessary to plan ahead.  It is good to cherish the memories.  The tragedy is our inability to enjoy the present!  The birds’ song doesn’t change.  It is as beautiful today as it was yesterday! It will still be beautiful tomorrow!

Do not close the window! Do not cut down the apple tree! Listen to the song close up! Join the choir!

As a teacher I know that attitude mirrors aptitude. What we know for others we sometimes find difficult to apply in our own lives.

The bible tells us that according to our thoughts, it will be unto us. If our faith could be contained into a mustard seed, that is all the faith we would need to move mountains.  We are not believers! Until we believe,  positive change will not happen!

Time is running short.  The world population is aging.  Doctors are fewer in more in demand.  New diseases are cropping up.  It is imperative that we take charge of our lives!  The powers of positive thinking are unlimited.  We have not begun to tap into the energies of the Higher Self.

“Physician, heal thyself!”  We are all physicians!  Once we learn how to heal ourselves, we can vibrate this energy unto others.  Stress, the master killer, has a way of capturing and clawing at all of us.  Do we choose to be captured or do we fly with the birds and listen to the melody?

(C)     Simone Arbour Vegh


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