I heard the birds sing today! I cannot remember the last time I heard the birds sing. Oh, the birds sing every day in my yard, but when addiction entered my life, it seemed that I had lost my direction and ability to appreciate life and the world around me. I have not heard the birds sing for a while, but today I did!

I am amazed at how wonderful hearing the birds sing made me feel. Yes, made me feel. Not think, but feel. The song was crisp and constant. I imagined a mother bird trying to get her baby bird out of the nest. I imagined a mother bird encouraging her baby bird to flap her wings.

It was a beautiful sound, one that I now realize I have missed dearly for these past few years. But today, I heard the birds sing.

Thought for Today: The disease of addiction had taken away my ability to enjoy the simple things in life. I did not notice the beauty all around me. Now, with the help of Nar-Anon, I can stop and enjoy the world as it is and take pleasure in the gifts given to me so freely.

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” ~ Dennis Waitley