Birds don’t just use their feathers to fly. They are there for a purpose- they help to keep the bird warm and dry, and even help protect themselves from the sun. When a bird lays eggs, she uses her feathers to warm the eggs and then to protect the chicks that hatch from them. When baby chicks are scared, they huddle close to their mother who spreads her wings over them to protect them. Feathers are strong, and they are so purposeful, yet light at heart. Remember to be as a feather- protective and strong with a purpose, but also light at heart. Able to bend. Weightless, and silent.