When an animal catches your attention, it's always interesting to note what message it may have. Today, a cardinal flew across the path our dog Finnegan and I were walking on into some bushes.
I looked it up in "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews, a trustworthy and recommended guidebook about animal messengers. According to Andrews, Cardinal indicates it's time to renew our vitality. It means developing and standing in a new sense of our own true self-importance.
It certainly was noticeable amongst the otherwise barren trees. I didn't get a picture this time, but it looked a lot like the one above.
I believe we can rise to our personal and societal challenges by embracing the spirit of adventure and the enduring wisdom of nature.