Blog 2115 – 07.10.2021
“My heart and my mind are open. My arms and my hands are open. My mouth, my ears, and my eyes are open to all the Universe has for me.” My ears are always open to happy sounds.
Yesterday, in the course of my work as a contract gas utility inspector I was recording the number on a gas meter that the crew I surveil are going to replace when they switch the gas service over to the newly installed gas main. The meter was located at the back of the house and I heard a happy sound from the banister of the back porch just above my head. It was a blue Jay who had just stopped by to welcome me to the north Nebraska neighborhood. Fanciful, you might say, but I have a sneaky suspicion that another part of my daily mantra is spot on: “I am so glad and grateful that everything that I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.” That Jay was sent to me to enjoy as is everything in this wide Universe.
Oh, I admit my first thought was that the Jay was protesting that I might be too near her nest or something, but when I looked up to that happy sound and happy little face I knew that was not the case. I said aloud, “Oh, hey, Jay.” That was the entire brief conversation, both sides of it. Happy sounds to start the final day of a short four day work week due to the Monday July Fourth holiday, still it reminded me of another line in my daily recited mantra: “This is the day that the Lord and I (and Jay) have made, we will rejoice in it.”
I thought when I began this blog that I was going to write about music and how much it brightens our lives, all those happy sounds. But then I was reminded of that little blue Angel that was sent to me to remind me how important I am, small as I may seem, in this big Universe (each of us is) and that is always music to our ears.
I leave you with the encouraging words of cowboy film star legend John Wayne, “Listen and listen tight, Pilgrim” for happy sounds are all around just waiting to be heard.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Bless The Beasts And The Children