When asked what my favorite hymn is, I've always said "the sunshine songs". Meaning, There is Sunshine in My Soul Today, Improve the Shining Moments, You Can Make the Pathway Bright, Today While the Sun Shines, Scatter Sunshine, etc. The happy, sunshiney songs. On "down days" on my mission I would hum or sing these and they would always bring the Spirit to me and lift my heart up to a good place.
I've always had a particularly soft spot in my heart for verse 2 of There is Sunshine in My Soul Today. It says:
There is music in my soul today; A carol to my King, And Jesus listening can hear, The songs I cannot sing. Oh there's sunshine, blessed sunshine When the peaceful happy moments roll. When Jesus shows his smiling face, There is sunshine in my soul.
I love that verse so much because any music in my soul does not come out beautifully. I can't sing for beans. But I always felt like Jesus could hear the beauty of my singing even if human ears couldn't.
Today I feel like Isaiah has music in his soul. From the minute I saw him this morning he's been swaying and bopping to the music in his head. He's smiley and happy. He definitely woke up on the right side of the bed. And that sweet little face is just making me melt. He's just such a cutie right now. Picture a little toddler body in skin-tight PJ's, with that big over-night diaper hanging out. Now picture that big toosh swaying to music in his own head. Now picture that, with that swaying toosh and the rest of his little body, standing in the middle of the kitchen table. Yep. Cute.