How was your weekend?
Ours was fabulous! Spring has sprung in the best of ways. Warmer than normal temperatures and lots and lots of sun.
You know I love the sun.
I’m sitting here in my office in front of a big window as I get this blog post situated. The sun is just coming up. Outside up to the left, there’s a mama Robin building a nest between an eve and the crook of a downspout. It’s amazing how hard and how quickly they work.
She was here last spring and summer too. Unfortunately, another mama kept destroying her nest. Good mama kept rebuilding it and fighting her off.
Perseverance or instinct?
Mean mama even tossed out all of her eggs. So there were no baby Robins to be heard last year. It tugs on my heart strings.
This year she’s back with new energy and hopefully a new plan to fend off bad mama.
And believe it or not, I recognize her.
I choose to believe that she’s back and building another home because of perseverance, not so much the result of instinct.
She and I have that in common. We like to stay positive and keep trying, despite difficult conditions or “bad mamas” (anything or anyone) who try to interfere with life. I love seeing that perseverance in animals and people.
There’s a huge payoff in persevering.
Hopefully for her, the payoff will be peace in her new nest and new babies we can watch grow in a few weeks. Maybe she’ll continue to make our home her home and we’ll be able to keep track of how many babies she’ll have over the years.
For me, the payoff for striving to stay positive and persevere despite “difficult conditions”, is always that I become stronger. Perseverance also makes us wiser, more joyful, able to count all kinds of blessings regardless of any situation, and then we can share that attitude in the form of positive support and love for others.