This morning I was late to the office, and running around the house trying to find my keys, wallet and chapstick. It’s mornings like these that it’s easy to forget about living in the now. But in doing so, we miss the journey. Lately I have been trying to consciously stop and enjoy the power and importance that each moment brings. So today as I was bounding upstairs to get my final round of forgotten items, I saw a baby bird sitting on the window sill of my stairwell (pictured at left). He was so tiny! If birds had facial expressions, his had fear all over it! This particular window was pretty high from the ground, and mama bird was nowhere in sight. From our perspective, it looked like mama was giving him some tough love in the form of his first flying lesson. As my husband and I watched, he teetered back and forth, while nervously looking around. I got tense as a strong breeze came by and baby bird seemed to lose his footing. And then with a swift swoosh, he made the leap and awkwardly took flight through our gorgeous morning sky. Witnessing this reminded me to spread my wings nice and far today. Sometimes life is scary, but you just gotta jump off the ledge with faith that you won’t crack your skull on the pavement!