The Cardinal: Symbol of Living a First Class Life

The Cardinal: Symbol of Living a First Class Life

That beautiful red bird, the cardinal, is symbolic of power, wealth, and enthusiasm. Knowing what you want and how to get it: This is the central power of the cardinal.

That may seem odd to you: How did the cardinal of all creatures become a symbol of a First Class life? Let me tell you a little story.

A few years ago, my husband and I ate lunch at a cafe. We sat at a window, finishing our meal while discussing our life and blessings together. Outside the window, a beautiful cardinal landed. He focused in on us as if to deliver a message. My husband had an intuitive feeling that the arrival of a cardinal symbolized good news for us.

We believe in the power of a personal symbol, something visual that carries meaning and inspiration.

After researching this bird, I understood what he represented and how that aligned with our lives. Cardinals are strong, beautiful, assertive, and there’s even a recent report that shows they suppress certain infections, such as the West Nile virus. What a fascinating creation of God is this lovely bird.

Whenever you see a cardinal symbol beside a question in the book, Five Pillars of a First Class Life, it will identify those questions that directly correspond to writing your life mission statement. In the meantime, think about a symbol you’d like to use to represent your life. Be specific, write down what you want, research, and have some fun finding a symbol to reflect your desire.

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