Birds do what they do in life, and they keep on
keeping on, no matter what. We tend to think a lot,
and sometimes we forget to remind ourselves that on a
level that's bigger than we are, not much in our lives is
really as important as we tend to think it is. How
many times have we felt that what was going on in our
lives right now has been "desperately
important," only to find out six months later that we
look back on it as something that wasn't really that bad
It's very easy to get stressed about how our lives are
going, to feel that what's happening to us is the most
important thing in the world. Sometimes we need to
find ways to remind ourselves that everything is relative
and that even if something seems to be terrible or awful,
life still goes on and it's there for us to love and
appreciate--if we're able to get our minds focused enough
on it and off what we think is so terrible.
There are plenty of things that we can focus on if we want
to keep our minds on the joy of life. Birds are a
great start, but there's also sunshine and rain, cool
breezes, children's smiles, puppies and kittens playing,
kind acts, sunsets and sunrises, trees and flowers--there
are many, many things that can remind us that looking at
the life that surrounds us constantly can be one of the
greatest joys of all, and that we don't have to do
anything or accomplish anything to get this kind of
So look around. See. Feel.
Appreciate. Love. Laugh. Cry.
Sigh. Say "thank you." React in
honest awareness to the things that this wonderful world
of ours has to offer us, but that we so very often don't
see at all when we're so focused on the things that we
deem to be very, very important.