I looked outside to see what the ruckus was about and saw 3 baby bluejays. How they got on the driveway and my steps I don’t know! But they were not brave enough to fly away!
Over the course of a few days the excitement built. I was even scolded for looking at a baby up in the lilac tree from my deck! [Literally, I just looked and one of the babies flew into the lilac tree to the exact same place. I don’t dare get up!]
From “day 1” to day 2 baby number 3 was lost. Of the two remaining babies, it was easy to see which was older than the other — the feathers were more distinct on the older bird and it was just a bit larger and more bold.
This morning, day 4, one was sitting on the berm and he was quite pudgy!
It’s been delightful to literally watch the stretching of the wings, trying them out. You could almost hear the inner dialogue: wow, that feels kinda good. Oh! I want to fly up into that tree, it isn’t that far…. and then the wee one hopped a bit along the berm thinking it would bring her closer. (which it didn’t!)
Off in the distance one or both parents were watching. Guarding. Encouraging. Bringing food.
The babies are protected and provided for — emotionally and physically.
Just like we are. We are always watched over.
We are encouraged to spread our wings and grow into the next, best version of ourselves.
Are you ready to kick it up a notch or two? or four or even more? Or are you hopping along a horizontal line that does not get you closer to your desired destination?
To go higher requires risk. Are you ready to invest in risk to achieve your heart’s desire?
I hope so.
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While I have written this, the baby has hopped from branch to branch testing his skill at moving within the thicket of leaves. I love that! You, too, must practice and stretch those wings so you can be comfortable with the new you!