I live in a retirement community; its a nice one, with activities of all sorts and a very nice pool. As often as I can, I like to use it, especially in the early evening, when it is not so crowded. Its quite relaxing and quiet before sundown and often the birds come for a drink and flocks of them fly overhead. When they do, I often wonder what it must be like to be a bird; to be able to soar over the landscape, free of the constraints of gravity. The closest I have ever came to such an experience is during airplane flights back to New Jersey and I must say that the view above the clouds is truly awesome. So, being a bird involves vistas and freedom that give a new perspective to existence, but I wonder what God thinks about them? I found a couple of verses that seem to tie in nicely...
WEB: Matthew Chapter 6
 Therefore, I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?
WEB: Psalms Chapter 50
 For every animal of the forest is mine,
and the livestock on a thousand hills.
 I know all the birds of the mountains.
The wild animals of the field are mine.
Birds are cared for by God and they belong to HIM. God's care and ownership of these animals gives us an example for ourselves. WE are God's possession and HE cares for us as well. We are different, though, and have a different purpose in life. Its nice to ponder what might be, or what could be, but, reality dictates returning to what is and what will be. We will eventually dwell far beyond realms that the birds of the sky could never, ever dream of and the thought of that is more calming than any dip in the pool or vista we could ever see from an airplane portal. Nice thought; reassuring, relaxing.... and its only morning. I can't wait to see what the rest of the day will be like....