A Delightful Time
This time of the year is delightful!
I was reminded just how wondrous life is by the appearance a few days ago of a little bird who looked exactly like the type birds who grew up in a nest near my kitchen window last year.
This little one suddenly appeared, clutching onto the windowsill, landing on the deck posts, repeatedly exploring this wall and air vent (where the nest was last year). Shortly thereafter I noticed this new bird reinforcing (actually much building!) a nest in the precise location of last year’s. I realize I’m unable to say definitively, but I have a very strong feeling this little bird is one of those who hatched and grew up right here last year, and that she returned to her home, the nest she was raised in, to have her own family. The type of bird is the same…and her behavior was that of one searching and finding and proceeding with the business she intended.
How delightful! As is every aspect of spring and nearing summer. Color. Warmth. Contentment. Hummingbirds, flowers, deer (and more bear!), chipmunks, abundant greenery, blue skies and big fluffy clouds of white, afternoon thunderstorms followed by bright sunshine, clover, bees, gentle breezes on warm days, the creek running high, and the “cotton” of cottonwood trees drifting everywhere, these and so much more grace my days…and quiet nights of darkness, with the moon at times, to end each one.
The long days are grand – providing cool mornings, sunny mid-days, frequent overcast in afternoon followed usually by bright sun yet again – hours to think, feel, read, write, share, ponder, and do all those things I love to do from my work which is most gratifying to playtime (exercise & recreation) or rest time in the sun or shade. Even chores in and outside my home are happy to do. I have such energy…and such peace.
Everything flows. No sense of urgency, yet so much I get accomplished, with a smile staying upon my face almost all times, and a song or two being hummed, sung or moved to as well. I am most happy.
The nest is now well-built, strong and sturdy. I watch her as she works, from morning to early evening, her commitment, endurance and motivation are strong. She is fulfilling her function, and she is happy. She is free.
The way to live is as she: without worry, but with careful diligence to the priorities in your life, to then be in harmony and a part of this delightful experience of life.