“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandi
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Chorus of the Dawn. It is a fitting description for the sound that rises with the sun tucked within the treetops ahead of me. The singers seem intent upon planning their day, audibly demarcating territories and communicating with their families where to go eat first. Theirs is a difficult but simple existence, oblivious to how their chatty ways empty my mind of the past’s trivialities, repress the present’s indignation, and focus energy on possibilities of the future.
The hum of the morning commute resonates down the creek to where I sit sipping my hot beverage, threatening to force my attention on the world as it is within my own species.
I prick my ears to the bird gossip instead…and the world slips away.
Just a few minutes is all I need to realize the stuff that should get worked on today, what can be put off until tomorrow, and focusing and growing my joy and attention for the Right Now.
Good Morning, Birdies!