Today’s weather warmed up with the sunshine, allowing the birds to come out of their cozy nests in search of the seed I’d placed for them. I saw my two scarce Cactus Wren leave the confines of their Joshua Tree and to my delight, two more were with them! My little family of birds is growing!
In keeping with this week’s post themes of Thanksgiving, I immediately thought “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” and that got me thinking.
That doesn’t really sound like I’m thankful for the birds in my bush. (Although I am). It sounds like I’m wanting more…
Well, realistically, who isn’t? But rather than spend all my efforts searching for more (two more in the bush), why not treasure the little bit that I already have (one in the hand)?
This Thanksgiving, I may not have much. But what I do have amounts to more than dreams. It’s real, tangible, heartfelt.
And the two in the bush? Well, that just leaves me something to strive for, and when necessary, enjoy from a distance.