Let go of all those “dead” thoughts you’re carrying around.
Watch the wildlife outside your window for a bit. Emulate your wild friends. Drop the thoughts of needing to lose weight, find a new dentist, get the newest gadget on TV. Those are dead thoughts.
I’m blessed with a big porch on our home in Kentucky hill country. The morning here starts before sunrise with all the local birds singing away – shouting to the rooftops that they’re alive and well. It gets pretty loud, too, because my budgies and finches and button quail join in as well.
My bird feeder on the porch gets a lot of traffic, too! Red-headed, Downy, and Red-bellied woodpeckers start pounding on the suet feeder as soon as the sun is up. They’re accompanied by Cardinals, Titmice, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Goldfinches, Mourning doves, and the occasional Grackle. The Red-winged blackbirds, Barn swallows, Bluebirds, House wrens and our Phoebe don’t come to the feeders, but they are definitely present as well.
We have the occasional Hummingbird as well – just exactly like an exotic jewel in flight. I keep their sugar-water feeder full and a hanging fuchsia basket for snacks even though they’re not regulars. They’re so tiny and fearless!
What’s the point of watching them? They’re fabulous teachers! They deal with the “right now” and nothing else. They don’t carry around “dead” thoughts because they’re too busy actually living. They’re my daily example of how to just be.
Where do you find your inspiration for being? What can you find in your surroundings that pulls you out of yourself and expands your consciousness?
Have an extraordinary day today!
Photo by Bryan Hanson, courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude,