Today I was thinking...
Since I put the new feeders out, I have seen the most beautiful cardinal come back every day to feed. He hops between the two feeders and samples from each one...I have noticed he does prefer the black sunflower seeds to the regular seed though. There's something special about sitting and watching as he explores, makes his decision, and begins his meal for the moment...he never eats much at a time...but returns again and again until he has had his fill.
I began to think about how our lives are like that. We hop from activity to activity...but how often do we really stay long enough to explore what's really happening. In everything we do, there is purpose...whether it's preparing a meal for our family or struggling to meet a deadline at work. The purpose may not always be physical such as showing our love and affection for our family by choosing a meal that they really like...the purpose might be for an emotional reason...to help us see how we react in a situation or more importantly it might be the window for others to see how we react.
Who we are is shaped so much by what we experience in life. Are we hopping from one thing to another, never really slowing down to glean all that each experience has to offer? Or are we trying to find that purpose in everything we do? I believe if we take the time to explore, we will find the things in life that give our lives purpose and keep our hearts filled to overflowing.
Here's hoping you find the black sunflower seed for your life and keep returning to it over and over!