It's quiet in my house, except for the cheery bird conversations wafting in through an open window in my office. A few minutes ago I tried to separate some of the sounds and determine, without looking, just who was in my back garden. The robin's "Cheer up! Cheerio!" is always easy to identify. Another bird I'm very familiar with is the cardinal. Just about every day, one of those guys perches on the birdbath, glances around my garden, and offers up a sweet compliment: "Purty, purty, purty, purty!" There's also a mourning dove out there. That's the first bird call I ever learned to identify, never mind how many decades ago.
I went to the window just now and looked out and wondered who was sitting in the mulberry tree doing all those impressive warbles and trills. A quick trip to Learn Bird Songs, a website featuring photos and audio clips of many common birds, told me that my unidentified visitor must be a song sparrow.
If you need something to smile about today, how about listening to some bird songs?