10 May Celebrate Spring | May 2018
Celebrate Spring Like a Bird
Here’s How Birds Celebrate Spring
Birds know the value of living in a clean nest. So this Green Heron is discarding an egg shell soon after its chick broke free.
You can declutter, too. First, ask yourself, “What things have you not used for years?” Or ask, “What do you own that you will never use?” Gather this clutter and either sell or donate it.
Then you’ll enjoy the serenity of extra space. And you’ll eliminate all those household gargoyles that haunt you. [ Can you hear them moaning, “Help me, Help Me,” when you walk by them? ]
Soon after this gosling hatched, its parents took it for a walk. That’s important for geese. They need to begin finding food as soon as possible. And they’re safer near water.
You can also benefit from taking a walk.
Studies have shown that people who spend time outside are happier and healthier.
So go for a walk in a park, in a garden, or around the block.
Help a Friend
In this case, ask a friend to join you for a walk. Then you can both enjoy fresh air, exercise, and sunshine.
And while walking, you can talk. Since every relationship is actually a conversation, you can use this time to deepen your friendship.
This young hawk is already leaning how to pay attention.
So while you’re outside, listen to sounds. Watch for birds. Feel the earth under your feet.
All of this contributes to the joy of being in Nature.
Smile at strangers. Greet them with a friendly nod.
And of course, say “Hello” to the birds.
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are two organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about how they are making a difference.
Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation
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