Your Song

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.” ~ Joan Walsh Anglund, A Cup of Sun

A lot of us feel that we need a reason to sing in life–a reason to be joyous and happy, a reason to express our feelings, a reason to add beauty to the world through our song. But singing needs no rhyme or reason; as an expression of the soul, it does not require purpose or meaning, just heart. And if more individuals would allow themselves to sing from the heart, this world would be filled with much more life and unique beauty.

I really enjoy singing. And although my voice is not all that great, I feel that letting my soul sing freely brings forth a lot of comfort, joy, hope, and life to the world around me. More importantly, this is something that is very important to my personal well-being–mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. In all honesty, we all have plenty of reason to sing more often in our lives. Perhaps to unburden our spirits a bit, or to share positive energy and help lighten the lives of those whom we care about. Or maybe as a celebration of our gifts and talents. Essentially, just like the birds, we sing because we have songs in our hearts; we simply have to want to let them out. Just the other day one of my daughters was singing a song about a horse that ate cheese. It was a mess of harmony and rhythm, it did not make any sense, and it did not even sound fluid or rhyme–but it was beautiful because it was her song.

Your song is the lifeblood of your heart and soul. Let it pour forth into the world so that it might touch the lives of those who cross your path.

Share your song with the world around you.

Questions to consider:

What reasons do you require to sing? What makes us feel that we need a good reason to break into song? Why?

Are you willing to share your song freely?

What other gifts might you share without having answers?

For further thought:

“Sing, sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing, sing a song.” ~ Joe Raposo, “Sing”

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