May 3, 2008

Sing Like a Bird

by Margaret Turley

I have a bird that sits in the mesquite tree in my back yard who warbles throughout the night.

He starts his greeting at sundown and continues until mid morning. His cheery songs accompany my work and let me know I am not the only person up and working at two in the morning.

The question has come to mind: Doesn’t he know it’s bedtime? Why sing solo through the night when he can join a beautiful chorus during the day?

The answers are: He prefers a cappella. His gifts of music are infused into the darkest part of night to dispel the gloom. One can be happy no matter how dire the circumstances.

So how can I follow his example?

  1. As a night writer I choose to write while others sleep and can inspire others and please myself
  2. I can let my light shine in the darkest of circumstances, providing illumination when most needed.
  3. Choose to be a leader, not a follower.
  4. Music lightens any burden and is good for the soul. I will praise my Heavenly Father even in my darkest night.


  1. I love your insight, Margaret! This applies to pretty much every area of my life right am I sure it will resonate with others...

    Thank you!

  2. Kari's right. This resonated with me, as well. Thanks for sharing it, Margaret!

  3. I love this post, Margaret!! I can see and hear your little bird friend from your description... so proud, singing his little heart out, making his own statement, truly brightening even the darkest hour.

    Music is good for the soul and we need only stop... and listen... it's playing in more places than we realize in this busy life.

    Thanks for the blog!


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