Thursday, October 21, 2010

Zippity doo dah, Zippity AYE!

Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye,
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine coming my way,
Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye.

Mister blue bird's on my shoulder,
it's the truth,
it's actual,
everything's satisfactual!

Zippity doo dah,
zippity aye,
zippity doo dah,
zippity aye!

I love children's songs....I really do! There is so much happiness and fun in the lyrics...also brings back tons of memories of childhood play! Do you know that when my children were little, I tried to see EVERYTHING through their eyes...all of the awe and wonder.

You know what happened?    .....It became a habit!  Everything became refreshed and new to me.  I somewhat, I guess you could say, was able to become a child again! It is such a joy to look at things with "new" eyes! There is so much wonder around us ....but often we allow the burdens of adulthood weigh us down; blinding us of wonder and God's beautiful creation...all the simple pleasures everywhere around us if we can take the blinders off.

Words of pondering that allows the blinders to come off:

Ephesians 4:26;29-32 (New International Version)
 26... Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry ...29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Remember this song?  I loved this little movie from many years ago!  :)
I will be away for a few days but one last verse I want to leave to you....
"Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for ever more." 
                                           ~ Psalm 16:11

I am joining all the other amazing bloggers over at Spiritual on the little birds below so you may be blessed!  :)

May you have "eyes" of children today!  :)
Psalm 28:7


Karen said...

I really enjoyed this. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I moved several times in one year, and my son told me I was like the bluebird on Uncle Remus' shoulder, because I would be a blessing wherever I went. I will always treasure those words!

Carolyn said...

Oh Karen...those are beautiful words to have a son say to you!!! Those who are closest to us are more likely to tell the truth about our character...whether good or bad! Treasured words!! :)

Susy said...

Ha! My girlfriend used to call my husband Mr. Zippity Doo Dah because he's always so happy. Not a bad thing. (: Blessings. xo

Carolyn said...

Hi Susy~ Not a bad name to have! :) LOL!

Julie Harward said...

Hi Carolyn...Guess what? You found a kindred spirit when you came to my blog, thanks for your visit. I too am a child at heart, sometimes I get called cheesy but I do truly see things in a happy way. And guess what else? This is my favorite song, I loved it in the movie and I sing it many times on my morning walks! I even have a bit of it on my side bar. I am adding you to my blog list and I will follow your could I not! LOL

Sharon Kirby said...

Yes, I do remember that movie and song. Such a happy tune! I enjoy the "little girl" that still lives inside of me - she's the one that doesn't let life get in the way of her joy - she's the one who loves Jesus with her WHOLE heart!

Loved the verses you included in this post - they spoke to me. And I really loved this line: "There is so much wonder around us..." We just need to keep our eyes AND our hearts open...

GOD BLESS, Carolyn!

Ruth said...

Oh dear Carolyn.. how this song floods my mind with fond memories... sweet sweet sweet... thank you so much for posting.

have a great weekend!!


mya said...

I do not remember all the words of the verse, nor even the Bible chapter where it can be found, but your post reminds me of the thought expressed about having the faith of a child. Sometimes as adults we over analyze, try to understand everything as though we could, and sometime doubt on account of it. Perhaps that old adage about the devil being in the details is true. So there are many reasons we should let go and see the world as though we were a child.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect and delightful reminder. Thank you so much. I HIGHLY believe in this too so I'm singing along...

"Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye."

By the way, great pointers on how the blinders come off. Love it!

Have a glorious weekend!

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! I bet you did not know you would be talking directly to me... tomorow I will be zippity do dah... no more worries. What a darling post and a sweet reminder to us all!

Dianne said...

Cute, cute post! And fullness of joy--what more could we ask?! Have a wonderful time while you are away. I will miss you. Thank you for your prayers for me. I really appreciate them.

Whidbey Woman said...

Such an uplifting and encouraging post. Thank you!

Susan B said...

Hi Carolyn,
A sweet post! I always loved this song too, though I didn't see the movie. I think I had it on a record when I was a little girl. I enjoyed the verses you included too. Have a great weekend! :)

sarah said...

this is so fun...I love kid's songs too and seeing through their eyes makes life the best.

Charlotte said...

This song brings back memories. I have caught myself singing it off and on through the years. As Christians, we should have a lot of these Zip A Dee Do Da days. Thanks for sharing the delightful video.

Ann Nichols said...

Do I ever remember this song! You are so always always brings a smile to ones lips and makes us remember the golden days of childhood which- as you said - can still be ours if we just look at the world in the correct way!
May God bless you during your time away from blogland!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Working in the public in general most people are not happy. I wish more people would smile. This is such a cute movie.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and uplifting post, Carolyn!
Thank you so much!

Hugs and Blessings,

Marydon said...

What a lovely memory ... oh, yes, I sure do remember this & many other wonderful happy songs.

Great share ... message is poignant.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Clif said...

Wonderful memories! You tied all this together in a beautiful way. This is a very uplifting and encouraging post. Thank you. Have a great week.

Donnie said...

What a sweet combination of verses and insight. I really enjoyed it and I'm going to try to look through a child's eye at my surroundings.

Michele Williams said...

That's a great name to be called! Thanks for sharing..

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

One of my favorite songs and one I have sang to the grandkids.
Your scriptures were just what I needed today. So glad I stopped by.

Elaine said...

This brought back many childhood memories It was so nice with verse and pictures and

BECKY said...

You are so right, Carolyn! I have to sometimes consciously choose to see things with different eyes. I'm so blessed that God helps me with that!

Thank you for this uplifting post!

Anita said...

What a beautiful post Carolyn! I love the teaching words of Paul...can't wait to get to talk to him someday! And the verse from Psalm 16 keeps popping up in my devotional reading and is so inspiring.

Joan Davis said...

Hi Carolyn! Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. Your comment was an encouragement to me!

I agree. As adults we can become weighed down by the pressures and concerns of the day. But children seem to look at things with so much joy. The difference? Children trust. I pray that as I continue to grow in the Lord, my trust in Him will grow stronger and stronger, until one day, I can look to Him with the eyes of a child.

Living for Him, Joan