“Little Bird” | Anthony Satori
Today a little bird told me that springtime is here.
He was dressed in his brightest new clothing.
And he had flown to the highest point in his favorite tree.
And then, with all his might, he declared in his loudest voice, “Springtime is here!”
To others, it may have sounded like the tiniest little series of chirps, almost a whisper, so easy to miss.
But I didn’t miss it.
I didn’t miss it, because I was listening.
And because I was listening, I got to hear this little hummingbird’s big soul sing out in joy at the renewal of life.
And because I was watching, I got to see the bright colors of his springtime feathers plume out with pride and delight.
And because I was paying attention, I got to be filled with the happiness, lightness and hope that came from witnessing this little bird’s heart-felt cheer at the start of spring.
Yes, little bird, I feel it, too.
Springtime is here!
“Umbrellas” | Anthony Satori
“My work is loving the world. Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work.. which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here.. Which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart.. and a mouth with which to give shouts of joy.. telling them all, over and over, how it is that we live forever.”
— Mary Oliver
“Of Heaven and Earth” | Anthony Satori
“I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.”
— Eden Ahbez
“Rain is Grace” | Anthony Satori
“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.”
— John Updike
“Big with Wonder” | Anthony Satori
“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”
— Thomas Aquinas