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For Others They Sing

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I recall several years ago coming out of a Sunday church service on a beautiful day. On my way to the car, I noticed that one car had been hit by a bird “storm” — oh, the tree shade no doubt kept the car from hitting 140 degrees inside, but the birds must have seen a “Bird Port-a-John” sign in this one, because the car beneath looked like a snow blizzard had covered it, if you know what I mean. The charming owner, Ed, always seemed to keep a sunny disposition. As he approached the car, he saw what I had seen, looked up, and when he saw me, he just shrugged his shoulders and said, “For others they sing!” We both laughed and he was on his way, with the windshield wipers smearing the “snow” to a clearer view.

Some days you just have to carry your own sunshine around with you. Sooner or later, if you drive a vehicle long enough, it will be your turn to deal with a flat tire on the side of a road, probably in bad weather. You’ll miss that ridge in the sidewalk and break your heel, or worse, twist an ankle. How will you respond when these sudden turn of events take place? Will you feel hurt or victimized, and let everyone you see know about it? Or will you take in stride, keep the negative news, and go on about your business? It’s up to you.

If you’re still reading, I hope you will take the time to get familiar with the new look of this site, and use the categories or Search feature to find what you came here looking for. Enjoy your day — it’s another blessing that you can count as you look up and thank the birds for singing.

This article was written by Jim

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