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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

Jump into the Day with a Clear Head

“We can’t keep a bird from flying over our heads, but we can keep it from building a nest in our hair!” - Martin Luther

As I read this quote I thought about it in relation to the worry and the wandering thoughts that can sometimes consume our mind and totally laughed at the image of a girl flailing about trying to keep the bird from building a nest in her hair, yet there are days when it very much seems like my thoughts can get caught up in a cycle of confusion, frustration, I shoulda, he shoulda, we shouldas, and the list goes on and on. And, some days that little bird can seem to want to take over my entire day.

So, I have come to learn that I will be far more productive in my day if I step away from the chirping and go write and pray. Mostly if I can give my bird a more appropriate place to build its nest, both of us will be safe and at peace.

Everyone has their own way to cope with the bird-nesters —— if you have not found an appropriate place for your bird to nest, I would like to encourage you to take time this week to identify where that might be.

Perhaps it’s at a special tree on your walking route. Perhaps it’s in the garden among your fruits and veggies. Perhaps it’s in a notebook or even on your front porch.

Wherever it is when your friendly bird flies overhead, consider taking a moment to give him a safe place to land —— then jump into the day with a clear head.

Y’all have a beautiful day!

All My Love,


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