Those That Sang Best


A bird sits quietly on a tree branch soaking up the beauty of the forest all around. A song rests in the bird’s heart, but what if the other birds find it lacking? What if they laugh or mock him? Curiously, the bird notes how quiet the forest has grown. Are the others equally shy, self-conscious, or stymied with doubt?


Perhaps there is a little bird in each of us. Don’t we often wonder how we measure up? And yet, how does even the smallest talent become a better talent without a willingness to overcome fear or eagerness for practice? We like what the poet Henry Van Dyke implied about overcoming inhibition in this quote:


A quote by Henry Van Dyke: "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

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Talent doesn’t grow on trees. It grows from your heart. Show a little heart. Sing! Dance! Play! Draw! Paint! You can do it!



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