Today, on a stinking hot 39C summer day in Melbourne, our air conditioner and ceiling fan broke down. Both of them. Is the universe trying to tell me something? Like maybe we’re so busy keeping everything afloat in our world that we’ve forgotten the fundamentals.
I had a bit of a melt down tonight. I admit it. Call me silly if you want but lately it feels like everything around me is falling to pieces. I can’t help thinking back to my last post on Maintenance Matters and feeling like I’ve missed something.
I remember my walk this morning. It was early and as Harry and I walked, we heard the squawking of what seemed like a hundred cockatoos. They were raucous. And flying everywhere. Busy, busy, even the birds seemed busy.
But then I looked up and there were two white crested cockatoos above me. They looked like they were kissing. Sitting together side by side nuzzling and looking as though they didn’t have a care in the world.
Back at home later two landed. On our decking. As though they were telling me something. Like, chill out baby, just stick together and don’t worry so much.
So that’s what I’m trying to do. Take a leaf out of the cockatoos and worry less. Just go with the breeze. Ride the wind and not let mundane stresses get to me.
To help I found some words of bird wisdom:
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie,
Worries and Tensions are like birds.
We can’t stop them from flying near us,
But we can stop them from making nest on our head!
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s wings. Always believe in yourself….
Mind you, I still have to get that air conditioner fixed.
Wishing everyone a worry free day, and if stresses come may they fly over your head and not land.