Below is an audio recording of the birds in my backyard at 5 AM. Every morning when I wake, I open the kitchen window or step out onto my back patio and let the birds greet me with their morning songs. This is how I start my day. Try it sometime. You may find it makes a world of difference in how the rest of your day unfolds.
By Jeffrey Pillow
Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, TheBody.com, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.
He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.View Archive →