There are days when positive thinking goes to pot for me (I have never claimed to be perfect! Haha!) and I wallow in a bad day or even a bad week but I accept these days on the whole and crack on when they have passed over.
Yesterday is a perfect example of the above. I was looking out of the kitchen window into the garden whilst I waited for my lavender pillow to heat up in the microwave (loving perimenopausal migraines!!) and there, just on the fence, sat a very cheeky looking robin. I watched him for a while as he went to and fro. He waited patiently for a pigeon to clear off so he could get back to his nest and he sung out his pride and defiance as his mate answered him back with a few words of her own.
I thought to myself ‘what a simplistic but very worthwhile little life he has’.
He knows his purpose, he knows instinctively how to do it and he goes off and gets it done – despite the local felines, pigeons and human beings (who decide to cut back the foliage which hides his family from harm – thank you so much, good neighbour!). In other words, whatever the day brings he eventually carries on. He doesn’t perch and worry when there is a setback. He doesn’t ‘what if?’. He doesn’t start ruminating.
He just waits patiently for the shadow of the pigeon’s wing to pass overhead and then he gets right back to it – stress free and with purpose.
Human lives are a little more complicated than that but, rest assured, the shadow of your own pigeon’s wing will eventually pass over and you will see the Sun again. Sometimes it just takes a little patience and time 🙂