Do you give up too easily? It’s okay to admit it if you do. It’s just us. You are accepted here. We all, knowingly or unknowingly, give in to defeat at times when in truth, the gloom around us is like a swiftly passing storm and the beauty our human eyes can’t yet see is close – so very close to us.
Just this morning, as I lay in bed with my eyes still closed and just in that earliest point of wakefulness, I heard birds singing. Softly they sang at first, then louder and louder as though the brave lone little bird who dared speak his heart found kindred spirits about him and as each brave feathered one joined in the triumphant chorus, the warmth and beauty spread further and further and became more and more evident.
As I opened my eyes, I saw – through human eyes – a cold and dark morning with signs of thunder and rain on the horizon. Unwilling to give up, I closed my eyes again, preferring what my heart had seen and heard. For my heart, you know, saw sunshine and beauty and possibility and hope . . . and it all began with a single softly shared note.