When my granddaughter Lily was three, she would call me at my office. Hearing her sweet voice excited me so! Even more so, since she (now 8) and her family live some 800 miles away, and we don't get to see each other that often. While shopping one day, I saw this small chrome heart, picked it up, and each time I would shake it I'd hear this wonderful ringing sound. What went through my mind at that moment was...that's how my heart feels when I hear Lily's voice on the phone! I had to have two of them; one for Lily and one for me. Upon giving one to her, I explained how my heart would "sing" when I hear her voice and how shaking the heart reminded me of that same feeling. We had fun when we'd talk, just a little shake of the heart once and awhile, she'd laugh and say she knew what the noise was! The heart was a real success when she took it to school for show and tell and told the class her Gremmy Pemmy's "Singing Heart" story!
And so, that's how my saying "It Made My Heart Sing" came to be in my life.
...It's all about the excitement!