A little bird told me it was ready for a change. The nest was getting cramped. There wasn’t much more room to stretch newly feathered wings. The little bird wanted to fly around, eat seeds, and sing in the morning light with all the other birds. Not knowing when that change would take place could have been discouraging but this little bird, along with its siblings, waited patiently for their mother to bring food day after day. And suddenly it was time.
One by one their little wings flapped furiously and they took the leap out of their nest 7 feet above the ground. The smallest of them was the last to go. It stood by the nest with a little trepidation. All the others had made it but there’s always that chance of failure. The hesitation didn’t last too long. Perhaps it just needed a few moments to gather its strength and courage. Soon enough all the little ones were out of the nest and onto new things.
We can learn a great deal by observing the natural world around us. Patience is not an easy thing to develop in our character but if the littlest birds can manage it we can too.
Change happens. A leap may be necessary but don’t leap before your wings are ready.