“Let’s all sing like the birdies sing”…nurturing lightness, brightness, laughter, playfulness and joy

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Let's all sing like the birdies sing...nurturing lightness, brightness, playfulness and joy

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We have a family of  baby chickadees in one of our birdhouses
chirping….tweeting away…
safely nestled inside that birdhouse…
…lively voices…
tweeting sweetly away!

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Their sweet little chirps remind me of a playful song…
sung along so often when our daughter Julie was little,
from  a Disney movie…
but originally from the 1930’s…
(no wonder my father knew that song!)
“Let’s all sing like the birdies sing”

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let's all sing like the birdies sing

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I invite you to pause and step back…
perhaps,
????…just for a moment….????
let go of the “busy-ness” of everyday life,
let go of being “just so”
whatever that “just so-ness” might be for each of us…
perhaps…
lighten, brighten and sing along with this playful song…
please join me for a few moments of singing happily along….
joyfulness and playfulness…

😀

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Original version from 1934

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nurturing playfulness...let's all sing like the birdies sing

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taking a few moments to sing and nurture
lightness, brightness, playfulness, laughter and joy…
😀
inspired by the tweets and chirps of those baby chickadees

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let's all sing like the birdies sing...lightness brightness playfulness laughter and joy

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let's all sing like the birdies sing

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😀

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nurturing lightness, brightness, playfulness, laughter and joy~

??? Is there anyone who sang along who isn’t smiling right now????

😀

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Happy to be a part of “Nurturing Thursday,” from Becca Given’s blog

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Note: I’m being a bit playful and whimsical in this post.  Of course, those baby birds are chirping because they’re hungry and letting their parents know they want food..now!  And the chirping parents are in the midst of a very busy, probably tiring season…nurturing their babies by providing dozens of meals each day and  protecting those babies from predators.   But….in this post, I’m letting those thoughts go, using oodles of “poetic license” and thinking more playfully…in order to nurture being lighter and brighter!

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23 Responses to “Let’s all sing like the birdies sing”…nurturing lightness, brightness, laughter, playfulness and joy

  1. Roberta says:

    I have just come in from hanging out with our bird friends… (:

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  2. How wonderful! Aren’t birds a delight to watch?
    I can see the mother and father chickadee, right from where I sit here at the computer…busy as can be, back and forth, again and again….feeding the babies inside that house. I get to sing, while they are “working away”…. busy parenting those babies …busy as can be!

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  4. becca givens says:

    Spring provides us with so many delights ~~ Happy Thursday!! xo

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  5. lauriesnotes says:

    My little daughter appreciated the Disney video!
    Happy Thursday!
    Much love-
    Laurie

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  6. Robin says:

    I’m smiling. 😀

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    • Oh Robin, that’s good news! 😀 I thought of you as I posted and hoped that you’re keeping a balance of playfulness in your busy days at the ranch…keep warbling away?
      (I got an extra little smile a few hours ago, when I found your flicker posting of your photos from previous walks in the Ohio bogs…such a delight to walk there again! )

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  7. nrhatch says:

    Life should be filled with lightness, brightness, laughter, and playfulness. And the serenade of songbirds.

    Now I have “Rocking Robin” in my head . . . twiddlydiddlydee . . . cheep cheep. 😀

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  8. so tweet! The other day I sat and watched, for probably a good five minutes, while a chickadee meticulously collected bits of cat fur from our front door mat. I smiled and thought about the well insulated nest she was building!

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    • Oh, another playful spirit flies through…. 🙂
      What persistence that chickadee has… perhaps relieved to find so much nesting material in one spot….hmmmm…. what might be considered the enemy to a bird provided the materials for the nest. What a soft nest it must be!

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  9. sufilight says:

    Synchronicity is at work again… I had just finished reading a quote about birds and the joy of living, and then clicked on your post which gives the same message. Cool! 😀 I sang off key but I am think if anyone heard me they would hopefully smile. 🙂

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  10. There’s a “Tiki Room” at Disneyland, and all the animetronic birds and flowers sing that song, and it’s one of my favorites! It always makes me happy to hear it. Thank you!

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  11. timethief says:

    I like this post a lot. It made me want to share this with you > Birdsong: Five Minute Nature Meditations http://thistimethisspace.com/2011/11/02/birdsong-five-minute-nature-meditations/

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    • Ohhhh….the birdsong meditation is a delight… thank you for linking it. I was outside this evening listening to the birds in our backyard….also a delight. What quiet, wisdom and compassion are accessible in nature.
      (and a few hours ago, I was immersing myself in other versions of wisdom and compassion…making a nice page with a lantern on the top of the page and Atisha’s Wisdom under the lantern, lighting the way…thank you for posting those.)

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  12. SuziCate says:

    My kids used to have the Disney version on a VHS of sing a longs…oh, the memories. I’d never heard the 1934 original version…thanks for including it.

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    • Aren’t those sing a long memories lovely? I was surprised to find the 1934 version…and happy to find out how in the world my father knew that song! A nice surprise….happy you enjoyed it, too.

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