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Birds Flying High……

November 4, 2022

As I hear the honking of geese and other birds above my head, I quickly look for falling crap. Then, unaffected, I am reminded of the beginning of the Michael Bublé song, Feeling Good:

Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Looking up and seeing the birds usually signifies something. Likely, it is usually a clear, crisp day. And with each day comes new opportunities to restart the fundraising cycle. You can pick up the phone and thank a donor. You can meet with a prospective donor. Whatever you choose to do, you just have to move forward. As Bublé says, you’ll feel good.

The v-formation of the birds fascinated me. I even wrote about that here almost five years ago. Looking back on that post, I realize that everything I said still rings true. (Yay for me!) As a matter of fact, I think it has become even more apparent. Someone once told me that “anyone in the band can lead” and I think this illustrates that perfectly.

Just as anyone can lead, everyone has something to contribute. I have often found that I can learn something from anyone. The desire to expand your knowledge just has to be there. (Oh yah, sometimes, you actually have to ask a question!)

So, as the birds head down south for the winter, we should take a second and look up. The birds may actually be on to something here.

Until next week.

L’chaim,

jack

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