“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
I was in the garden early this morning doing some yoga. As I stretched up I spied a tiny birds nest, and then, a while later, a tiny bird. A silvereye.
I went closer, for a better look.
She had made her nest with all manner of grass, fibre, hair, and the shredded remains of perishing bags, scrounged fabric, and twists of rag.
What an important lesson that little bird can teach us. She didn’t wait for perfection. She didn’t wait for the best, organic natural ingredients.
This little bird built her nest from what she had. With hard work, innovation and trust, she wove together all kinds of crazy things in order to make a home before her babies came.
Often we get paralysed into inaction, waiting to start when the stars have aligned, or when we can afford grand and impressive, or when we’ve reached some lofty in-the-future and probably unattainable goal.
And we forget….
Small beginnings count.
In fact they count more than most, because they have purity of intention and momentum behind them.
Many wonderful things have come from humble and less-than-impressive starts.
So today, no matter what your dream, I urge you to begin right now, right here, with whatever you have to hand.
Much love to you, and some magical Fairy Dust for your dreams, Nicole xx