I have this thing – there are yellow birds in my neighborhood. Sometimes. And they make me smile. Always. They are so beautiful and pretty. Yes both.
I don’t see them that often and when I do, as I said, I smile. I feel like life is good. Great even. I know that I feel that life is great because I’ve decided that they mean that life is great – but I feel like life is great anyway. Maybe it’s because I see them so seldom and I feel favored when I do. Like someone is showering a smile and unending love upon me. Maybe it’s just because they’re pretty.
The other day I was walking into town, to meet someone for a networking coffee, and I was wondering if I should reach out to announce my blog. Should I post it on Facebook? Should I ask people to read it? Should I reach out to authors I know, and people who know authors I know, and ask them to read and endorse my manuscript?
I knew it was something I “had” to do to promote the book. I knew that I needed a “platform” in order to better sell the book. I needed to be big – bigger than I am. To have followers and potential readers. And I knew that I want to publish and sell my book…but somehow I was scared to reach out to ask. I didn’t (and don’t) want to impose. I didn’t (and don’t) want to make people uncomfortable. I didn’t (and don’t) want to make it seem like I was all about me. Even though, in many ways, my book is all about me – it’s a memoir after all – I like to think that it’s not, and I’m not, only all about me.
So I was walking into town, wondering if I should email and ask or if I should wait (or if I should wait indefinitely) – and a yellow bird flew right in front of me. Right across my path. I smiled. I whooped inside. And I decided that the universe was telling me to go ahead and to keep going ahead.
Those yellow birds. I feel lucky when I see them. I feel blessed. I feel not alone and I feel as if the world is mine for the picking. Because it is I guess – the world is mine for the picking. It’s all a frame of mind. I can choose to see the yellow birds as yellow birds, or I can choose to see them as beautiful signs from the universe that All is Well. And that’s my choice. I love my beautiful yellow birds.
Knew this reminded me of something…
That was fun. You rock. Thanks for sharing! Maybe I’ll make that my theme song!
Thank you for changing my perception of yellow birds—our second to last book club tainted the pretty image….
And they are such a pretty image. I haven’t seen any recently, but I’m always looking (and wondering if I should expand my list of birds that make me smile, so that I can smile more often!
Here it is June 2020. This I the 2nd time in a year I have seen a yellow bird in my yard. I got a very peaceful feeling, almost like the bird was telling me that life will be okay. That little bird brought so much comfort to me.
Yesssss! Every time I see my yellow birds, I know that life will be okay. That life is okay. Especially when they fly in their special way. Thank you Maria.
Lisa today as I prayed this sane most beautiful yellow bird flew down and Sat on my tree outside my care. I was in pray and was in need of courage and strength. As I continued to pray it was chirping. I decided to look up in google to know what it meant. and your sharing was there. It has given me so much peace, Love and strength to know that the universe is hearing me and my prayers will be answered. God bless you. I am so blessed and in peace.
Thank you for reaching out to me. I am sad that you are in need of courage and strength, and I am happy that you found a yellow bird to help give you the love and strength you need. I saw my first yellow bird a few weeks ago – way earlier than I thought I would see one this spring – and it was a day when I was in huge need. They always remind me that I am loved, that I am safe, and that I am okay, even when I don’t feel that I am. May the yellow birds do the same for you.
Thank you again. May you feel even more often blessed and in peace.
My husband and soulmate of 40 yrs passed 4 weeks ago and I have been feeling so sad, lost and afraid of living without him. I talk to him every day about my fears and heartache. Today as I sat by my bedroom window at dawn, a small yellow bird perched on tree outside. It stayed there for quite awhile chirping away. I have never seen a bird like that outside before. I googled what kind of bird it was and found this article. I returned to the window and the bird returned again to the tree chirping again. I hope this is a sign my husband is reaching out to me to ease my pain.
I don’t know how I didn’t respond to you! I’m so sorry. I do believe the yellow birds were there to ease your pain. They always ease mine.
Was it the universe? Or was it God? The universe has a Creator, it didn’t create itself (I too used to pray to the universe until the day that He, the Lord, called to me in my spirit.) That day He gave me a new mind that loved everyone, unlike before (up until that moment, I was a creator of fetish porn and lived very wickedly, only cared about myself and how much money I could make. The old me didn’t care about people, not really, let alone their eternal soul.) But that day, Jeremiah 29:11-14 came to life as I sat upon the toilet, I know, kind of an odd place to have an encounter with the Lord. But He called me to come into the light that day and I did. It took walking away from 65K because obviously one can’t follow Christ and make porn. But He promised that He would make a better way for me if I turned from that lifestyle and He was faithful to keep His promise. He gave me a knew mind to love what’s good and righteous and hate what is evil and most of all, to love everyone with no expectation of reciprocation (and I mean EVERYONE, even those that I had hated in the past) I don’t think it’s an accident or coincidence that I happened upon your blog. This morning as I was in prayer and just talking to the Lord, two yellow birds whizzed past me and they were flirting it seemed. And since the Lord knows that I research everything He knew I’d look up what the yellow bird means and that the search would lead me to your blog /post/page. God is methodical and His timing is perfect, there’s no coincidences. And so, I’m not sure what you may be going through today, but God knows and He wants you to call out to Him so that He can help you 🙏🏻 Much love, God bless
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 KJV