Your Life is a Song

singitThere’s a longing in each one of us to make a difference. To leave our mark.

Our unique legacy is tied to our gifts. The things we must express, at the risk of going nuts if they’re suppressed.

Your life is a song. It’s time to sing out loud and sing out strong.

It’s time.

It’s time to articulate what is written on your heart and mind.

It’s time to make that connection with another human being – to reach across the differences, the busyness, the activities that separate us from one another.

It’s time to communicate, “I feel that way too.”

It’s time to mute the incessantly annoying voice that whispers, “you have nothing to offer “, “it will never work”, or “who do you think you are?”

It’s time to speak up. Time to speak out. Time to be heard.

Your Life is a Song

There is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they’ve been born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought in her mother’s mind.

When a woman is preparing to become a mother, she goes off by herself and listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants to come. After she’s heard the song,  she goes to the man who will be the child’s father, and teaches it to him. And then, together, they sing the song of the child. When the mother is pregnant, the mother teaches that child’s song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people around her sing the child’s song to welcome it.

As the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child’s song. If the child gets hurt or needs comfort, someone is able to sing the song. And so it goes through life, on special occasions, victories and celebrations, the song is sung.

Finally, when this child is ready to die, all the villagers know his or her song, and they sing–for the last time–the song to that person.

Are you singing your song?  It’s time to sing out loud and sing out strong.


If you could use some help with that, you’re cordially invited to join Beverly Lewis on Aug. 28th , as she interviews Kathryn S. White, author of The Storyteller. It’s a free lunch and learn session. Details HERE


Credit to Kevin Hall for the photo.


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