Singing at Dawn

I’m an early riser, so at this time of year there are a few hours of darkness before the sun rises. While it is still dark I’ve noticed that the birds begin their dawn chorus. They don’t wait until it is light, they sing in anticipation. I’ve taken to opening my windows so I can get the full benefit of this free song. What better way can there be to start the day! The song is a promise of the day to come. There might be dark clouds in my life and dark clouds as the dawn breaks but the birds sing nevertheless.

I will take this as a sign of hope. If the birds can sing when it is dark, maybe raining and with a strong wind blowing, surely I can rejoice too. There is a saying that the darkest hour is just before the dawn, but my friendly birds make it a time of happiness.