“Firefly” has some nice posts. The Hawk Came Calling was timely for me.
Earlier this winter I had a literal “hawk” moment. As I peeped through the blinds one morning, a young sharp-shinned hawk decided to come to our busy bird feeder to grab a tasty snack.
That moment presented an opportunity. I could savour the moment for myself, or I could cut it short and take a chance of missing out on more viewing time to share it with other people.
I ran through the house crying “Hawk! Hawk!” to alert my family and grab my camera. I was pleased that our visitor stayed long enough for them to also partake of the moment, and for me to take some shots. (You can see one of the photos here.)
While hawks may not oft come into our lives literally, we have “hawk” moments daily. Some appear small, others appear as giants.
We cannot know in advance the outcomes of all of life’s Individual choices, and we humans are notorious for bad predictions. It’s human nature to fear losing what we have. We want to get all we can get for ourselves while the “getting is good”.
The habit of taking life as it comes allows us to receive the benefit of all those wonderful experiences that we otherwise turn down, clinging to the fear of losing what little we have. Instead of focusing on potential loss, we can step forward boldly and enjoy a new adventure.