This morning as I was reading my bible I read in Psalm 51: "Let me hear joy and gladness." As I was reading those words, I became aware of all the birds joyfully chirping outside. So I decided to make some tea and invite you to sit outside with me for a few minutes and hear the joy of the birds. I got my red and white tea pot and a quilt for you to wrap up in as it was just a little cool this morning and took them to the red chairs which are set right at the edge of our garden looking into the woods. There are also some delicious crispy peanut butter cookies that my friend Mary made that we can nibble on. I liked the red and white scene so much I decided to use it as a new header for awhile.
Can you hear the sound of birds outside your window in the mornings? They always sound so happy and full of joy, especially at this time of year.
The birds seem to be joyful just because it's a new day. I am going to do that too. I have a sweet little book by Thomas Kincaide and I love what he says:
Decide that joy is the hue you want your heart to be . Then start making the little and large choices that over time will paint your heart happy.