Everyone has a song. God gives us each a song. That’s how we know who we are. Our song tells us who we are.
— UTE Indian Saying
I came across this American Indian saying this morning. It is so similar to the many writers who say God has a plan for each of us, or we are born with a unique gift. It caused me to think what is my song?
The concept is that whenever we sing our song we receive strength and courage, but even more importantly if we sing our song to others it will help them as well. Now I am tone deaf, and can’t sing worth a hoot, but I love to listen to music as I write my novels, but I will have to think about what song makes me smile, keeps me going, and gives me strength. Of the top of my head I’d probably pick Here comes the Sun by the Beatles or one of the many great tunes in the movie The Big Chill.
Suzy might choose a hymn, and I have a friend who loves the music from The Sound of Music. He told me just this week he once diverted a tour bus once to go into Austria just so he could get off the bus and sing Edelweiss. For his seventieth birthday we all went to a spin class where they played all the music from The Sound of Music.
So over this Labor Day weekend give some thought to what song to you makes you see life in a sacred way?