I have a dear friend who loves birds and has planted flowers to attract them. This poem by Victor Hugo reminds me of her:
Be like the bird who
Halting in his flight
On limb too slight
Feels it give way beneath him,
Knowing he hath wings.
These words painted such a vivid picture in my mind that I had to share them. Do you ever feel like this bird, halting in your flight, perched on a limb that won't hold you, yet you keep going on your way? Despite fears and worries, you sing, giving voice to your gratitude to the Lord.
The last years have been hard ones for our family. Sickness, a son's divorce, the death of a beloved brother-in-law have beseiged us, and I wonder if I can keep going. Then I think of the blessings with which Heavenly Father has given me and I know I can keep on, for one day more.
So, for today, I am grateful for the example of the bird who sings.