Birds are chirping outside our front door this morning. They nest in the river birch trees that create a barrier between our front yard and the neighbor’s front yard.
Then, because the little birdies feel so safe, they like to flit and hop around on our bushes, concrete bench, front stoop. Sometimes they even look in the window at me.
They are cute, but not all that melodic. No surprise. They are little birdies whose primary purpose in life is to build nests and procreate. And to not get eaten by the neighborhood cats. I’m sure that figures into their nest-building.
I find their presence outside my front door to be the most immediate and clearcut sign that Spring is here. Last week, Winter. This week, Spring. The change of seasons happens quickly and easily in this part of the world with Daylight Savings Time underscoring what is already going on naturally.
I find March, and the shift into Spring, as inspiring and focusing as New Year’s Day. For me, this is the time of year to start new things. To say: “Today I will begin ______.” And then go out and do it. Rather like NY resolutions, without the formality and fuss, but with the follow-thru.
So with that in mind I plan to start anew today. To follow the lead of the little birdies who are happy as can be doing their own thing. To embrace change. And growth. And adventure. And fun.
Definitely fun. Care to join me?