I was awakened this beautiful spring morning with the sound of various bird song.  Being on the East coast has revealed there are many different types of birds and bird song than we are used to on the West coast.  I marvel at how many different sounds and melodies are present when I stand in silence near the trees.  What beautiful music!

It made me think about what kind of music we are offering the world.  What do people hear when they stand in silence next to us?  Is it a beautiful sound of melodious harmony or is it complaining and grousing about something we find disagreeable?  How often do we let the music in our souls interact with the music of the universe so that a symphony of pleasant sound can be experienced by others?

If your experience is anything like mine, that’s not too often!  It’s oh so much easier to complain about something than it is to praise or glory over something.  I have heard that studies have shown that we will talk with a complete stranger to complain about something, but rarely speak to a stranger if we have something nice to say.  Perhaps we might take today to practice singing a beautiful tune so others might hear something pleasant.  It could take some effort, but I think the effort will be worth it.  Perhaps our tune might awaken in others the beauty that is all around us but that we so often fail to see.  It could be a graced moment – for others and for us.

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