“Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.” ~Izaak Walton
My little spot in the world is fully encompassed by an immense natural beauty. Each spring, which has arrived quite early this year, the redwoods outside my window host a menagerie of birds. At daybreak one chickadee harkens to all the others, ceaselessly belting out his special tune as if to say, “Everybody up! We have bugs to catch, worms to slay and nests to build.” All day long these feathered friends chitter and flit about; my own personal aviary. Later, as the day wanes and the sun begins to descend toward the horizon, my little town crier returns to fill in all the other birds of the news of the day it seems.
We all have a song to sing, gifts to share and talents to explore. Many times we push them aside, perhaps out of fear, lack of time, or the absence of support from those we care about. Then, as if by happenstance, someone remarkable crosses our path. They shine the light that creates an awakening in us and inspires us to expand, like the earth in spring. We open up to the possibility that we too are remarkable and that nothing can hold us back. We push through our fear and find the courage to be who we really are.
So, like my little bird I encourage everyone to open up, sing your song, share your gift…what are you waiting for?