Back in the day, anyone remember wearing the bulky AM/FM radio headphones while they worked out or went for a run? Or carrying a small portable CD player? Certainly times have changed with "technological wonders" of having your "favorite" 10,000 songs on a tiny "pod" of some sort that is truly amazing. And, interestingly enough, the last running event I went to, 80% of the participants had music/headphones in their ears to traverse the race. However, today, and lots of days, I either forget, or my device is low battery, and I head out the door with just the sounds of the day. My "morning music" today included: cicadas, crickets, the honking of mallard ducks over head and flying in an inverted "V", the whoosh of a car, the rumble of the school bus, the whistle from the school crossing guards, the ping of a golf ball, a single "woof" from a dog, the siren of an ambulance, the rustle of a dry leaf tumbling down the street, and my own breathing. I forced the keen sense of hearing to the "real" music of the morning....and that is something to be thankful about!