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Sing Like a Bird: What Is Your Uplifting Song?

Updated: May 13

A Robin Singing on a branch - Sing Like A Bird

Do you ever sing like a bird? This afternoon, I pottered in the garden. The sun shone, the sky was blue, it was a bit chilly, but it felt great to be outdoors. As I gardened I just had to stop and listen to the birds. Their melody rang out so loudly and confidently, it was beautiful. Music to my ears!

Together We Are Stronger

As I gazed out at the birds flitting among the branches, I couldn't help but marvel at the harmony of their song. Though my knowledge of birds is limited, it seemed to me that they were encouraging each other, joining in together to create something truly wonderful. There was no squabbling, no territorial disputes; just a beautiful chorus of voices blending seamlessly in the trees. It struck me then, that we could learn a valuable lesson from our feathered friends. We too, as business owners, need to come together and sing loudly about what we have to offer.

Be kind, Be Supportive and Sing like a bird

Sing like a bird - a chiff chaff on a branch

In a world where competition can sometimes feel fierce, it's easy to forget that there's room for everyone to succeed. We don't need to resort to cutthroat tactics or view others as threats. Instead, let's be kind and supportive, championing each other's small independent businesses just as we would want others to do for us. Sing like a bird, but together, with your fellow peers because you will make a bigger impact together.

Art and Creative Can be Shared too!

The creative world, in particular, plays a vital role in our society. It's a precious gift that enriches our lives in countless ways. It's up to us to ensure that it remains a vibrant part of our everyday existence, advocating for its inclusion in education and resisting any attempts to devalue it.

Like singing, art does not have to be a solo endeavour. Sharing art together, in education, through corporate wellbeing workshops or art workshops for health and wellbeing, you can flourish. Together we can make our artistic voices soar.

Here are three compelling facts that underscore the importance of art:

  1. Creativity, Social Development, and Self-Worth: Recent brain research has shown that engagement with art promotes creativity, social development, and a sense of self-worth.

  2. Imagination and Critical Thinking: Art nurtures imagination and critical thinking skills, fostering a deeper understanding of the world around us.

  3. Academic Achievement: Studies have found a strong correlation between practicing art and higher achievement in reading and math, highlighting the holistic benefits of artistic expression.

Two young birds on a branch

So, let's sing like a bird with joy in our hearts, but let's sing together. Let's lift each other up, celebrate our differences, and recognize that while our tunes may vary, together, we create a symphony of beauty and innovation.

So, back to the question. What is your uplifting song? Mine is Nina Simone's Feeling Good!


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