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15 Life Lessons from Birds

459835 Photo by Anders Nord on Unsplash.

Top 15 Life Lessons, as Observed from the Behavior of Birds:

  1. Spend time in nature
  2. Take care of yourself (and preen your feathers)
  3. Be present and aware of your surroundings
  4. Notice the little things, like the red feeding ports on a hummingbird feeder
  5. Spend time with your flock and enjoy good company
  6. Seize the moment (and grab that sunflower seed!)
  7. When something’s not right, fly away
  8. Make sure you eat enough protein to keep your energy up
  9. Eat fresh food in-season, as often as possible
  10. Seek shelter or travel to a warmer location when it’s too cold out
  11. Explore your local offerings (and grab a quick bath or a snack!)
  12. Sing your song, so others can hear you
  13. Perch for a moment and rest when you need a break
  14. When you’re ready to move on, let go of the branch you’re clinging to
  15. Move forward and trust your wings to carry you

What’s your favorite life lesson from the list above? Or what’s another life lesson you’ve learned by watching your birds? Let us know and share your story in the comments. Happy Birding!

Written by Dawn Coutu



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