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Birth Chimes

Burlington hospital and Clinics in Iowa has a wonderful way to greet newborn babies. Every time a child is born, beautiful brief chimes are played over the PA system.

I was there last Thursday when the chimes sounded 3 times at different intervals. I noticed that every time the chimes sounded, the faces of the patients, Drs. and staff broke into a smile. I found myself smiling spontaneously too. For a brief moment that irrepressible joy of new life held sway over all of us. I thought: what a wonderful thing it is for each baby to be acknowledged with a smile, not only by family and friends, but by strangers too. It doesn't matter that the babies can't see the smiles. The welcoming vibration will find its way to them..

As Tobias Willims wrote: " The Almighty can be found in all smiles of joy." And you can find HIM in the smiling faces at the Burlington, Iowa, Hospital and Clinics each time a new babe is born.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if

Wouldn't it be wonderful if this were done for new babies all over the world! What a lovely thing.
Thank you so much for telling us about this. Reading this gave me a great big smile.

Your post reminds me a little of this short Heavenletter:

HEAVEN #798 12-24-02 Holy Birth

God said:

The Magi followed the stars. They did not follow the world. They set out to find something beautiful, and so they found it.

A star descended to earth. A baby was born. That is the story of your life as well, only your birth has not been given its due.

Note was taken of the birth of this child in Bethlehem. The attention on him was as it should be. He was given to earth as a blessing, and received as a blessing. Humanity became his Godparents.

If every child were given his due and greeted as that baby, the blessedness of birth would be known, and newborns all would be the blessings to the world they are intended to be. As I have given them to be.

Whatever the circumstances of your birth, welcome yourself now.

Born in a manger or in a hospital, born to wealth or born to poverty, your birth was auspicious. Now it needs to be known as so. You need to know so.

Deliver yourself from circumstances.

You are a child of God. So be it.