I Sing Because I’m Happy
by Franci Hart
“I sing because I’m happy.
I sing because I’m free.
For his eye is on the sparrow
and I know he watches me.”
This old gospel hymn resonates with me, especially in January when the weather is often dark and cold. It helps me remember all my blessings. It helps me thank God.
2022 is now a month old. There are many worrisome problems. Some I can repair. Most are beyond my scope of influence. Yet, there are the magnificent sunrises. The cardinals are decorating my bleak yard. So, I sing!
The pandemic does not seem to go away. The messaging is confusing. Yet, the moon was so calming the other night. And I see promises of spring flowers, even now. So, I sing.
Inflation is now a problem and shortages continue to plague consumers. Yet, my grandson, who doesn’t care about or even know what inflation is, has a smile the encompasses the universe. So, I sing.
I urge all of us Rotarians to sing! It does not matter if you sound like a fog horn or wouldn’t know a pitch if it hit you in the face. Just sing! It will give you unbounded joy!