A lady owned a canary which she greatly valued and to which she was affectionately devoted because it sang so beautifully. Mellow and trilling were the cheery notes with which the lovely little creature brightened her day.
A neighbor boy had caught a sparrow and placed it in a cage, hoping to keep it as a pet. Then the lady and the lad thought it would be a good idea to try to teach the sparrow to sing like the canary.
So they placed the cages side by side, hoping that the glorious songs of the canary would be a “good example” to the sparrow whose musical repertoire was more limited.
Well, it just didn’t work out that way. After three weeks, not only did the sparrow fail to sing like the canary, but our yellow-feathered friend was capable of only a mild “cheep, cheep, cheep.”
Good is not always a stronger influence than “evil.”
If I were to listen to YOU today, would I hear the mellow and cheery notes of a Canary, or the “cheep, cheep, cheep,” sounds of an Angry Bird?
How did you get to sound like a Cheery Canary or an Angry Bird in your everyday life?
A BIRD DOESN’T SING BECAUSE IT HAS AN ANSWER, IT SINGS BECAUSE IT HAS A SONG. Maya Angelou
KEEP A GREEN TREE IN YOUR HEART AND PERHAPS A SINGING BIRD WILL COME AND MAKE A HOME THERE.
GOD LOVED THE BIRDS AND INVENTED TREES.
MAN LOVED THE BIRDS AND INVENTED CAGES.
GOD GIVES EVERY BIRD ITS FOOD, BUT GOD DOES NOT THROW IT INTO ITS NEST.