Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bluebirds of Happiness

I just returned from a retreat in Virginia where bluebirds were flirting with each other. It's time to clean out your bluebird houses because they will be here sooner than you think.

Bluebird houses should be located in an open field or lawn, preferably not on a tree. Place 2 bluebird houses on fence posts (for example) about 15 feet apart. Sparrows will live in one, but due to defending their territory, the bluebirds can live in the other.

Bluebirds like to perch on high (but it doesn't have to be too high) so they can see what's happening below. The ones i saw perched on the backs of Adirondack chairs, then dove to the ground for a worm or insect.

Bluebirds bring happiness when we see them, but if we really look, we will notice that feeding birds, whatever color they are, and hearing birds sing also brings us the happiness of joy.

Cultivating joy is just that easy: Stop and notice the birds in your life. Stop and feel happiness.

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