Nature’s Melody

I was out in the gazebo the other morning when my youngest live-in granddaughter joined me. Here’s a synopsis of the conversation … but first, you need to know a little background and my daily routine.

First, whenever I’m checking mail or Facebook or working, often I have the television on tuned to instrumentals as background music. That’s an important point to remember.

Second, my morning routine is to brew a cup of coffee, check my vitals (blood pressure and glucose), get breakfast (usually toast or cereal) and take the coffee and breakfast to the gazebo. I pull out my Interpreter’s Bible and delve into some Scripture, read Karen her morning cartoon, and dig into breakfast.

The other day, I was dutifully trying to follow Ezekial when Karly bounced into the gazebo.

“That’s a big bible,” she said, swinging her feet on the wicker love seat.

I looked up, smiled, and explained it wasn’t really a bible. It was more of a detailed explanation of bible passages.

“Oh,” she answered, seemingly satisfied. So I went back to the text.

“That’s what we do in Good News Club.”

It was obvious it was time for real-time Christianity, so I closed the book and turned my attention to the little one.

And the questions began. Why are there two urns {we purchased two urns interlocked in circles}? How come your name is on one of them {because that will be my home after I die}? Look at the squirrel {I told her about my experience with the squirrel, robin and bee}! That’s creepy {Oookaaayyy}! Why do you come out here every morning {to sit with Grandma and enjoy the outdoors}?  It’s nice out here {yes it is}. It’s quiet out here {usually}. What time is it {time to go out front for the bus}?

And as she adjusts her bookbag and gets set to leave, she states nonchalantly, “The sounds outside make good background music.”

“Yes, they do. You have a good day at school, because you started me off on a good day.”

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: When everyone around you seems to be in bad spirits, bickering and complaining, take a step back. It’s so easy to answer in kind, but instead feel into your heart and answer gently. Let peace radiate from you.

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